Friday, 16 March 2012

Day 3 - Spring lambing 2012

It's been a long but good day. Nine ewes have lambed today, we have had a couple of disappointing losses, but we have also had some cracking lambs born. Tomorrow we will start to move some of the stronger lambs to a nursery yard, before being turned outside for the first time. Thankfully the grass is just starting to grow, which will be helped by a very light dressing of fertiliser kindly applied by our neigbouring arable farmer. Our tractor still has man flu, so struggling on without that, but the Earth Trust are generously hiring us theirs. In between all of this we've also had a Farmers Market in Abingdon today - thank you to Liam for coming to the rescue and manning the stall. Our vet students, Mel and Akash start tomorrow, can't wait. Early start tomorrow, good night!

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