Saturday, 27 March 2010

Lambs aplenty

A little view of the maternity ward

This is one of triplets.  Unfortunately, one died shortly after birth and the other sibling will probably not last the day.  However, this one seems to be feeding okay so we're doing everything we can to keep him fit and healthy.

               And this is a single born yesterday afternoon, tucked into mum for warmth.

The ewes with orange and green tags in their ears are called 'Gimmers'.  This is another name for a young female sheep reared for breeding purposes.  We bought 40 gimmers in October last year and put them in the field ready to join the "Jigsaw Farm family"

I dedicate this post to the beautiful little sweetheart who is the daughter of Diary of a (not so) Single Mum  and I promise to have a video for you soon.

34 comments:

  1. How wonderful and how spring. We are off to look at the dafs in Farndale of wordswoth fame tomorrow

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  2. I love your little lamb photos. I wish I could keep one as a pet. They are so precious and the countryside looks so verdant and green and Spring-like, so different from London!

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  3. Dear Kathryn

    This is Emily. Thank you for my lamb pictures, they are very cute! I love your dogs too!

    Love

    Emily xxxxxxx

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  4. Dear little lambs. So precious. So fragile.

    Shame about us humans...

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  5. Lovely little lambs. Now I know it's definitely Spring, especially as I've just cut some daffodils from the garden and put them in a jug in the kitchen. I'm ignoring the fact it might snow here on Wednesday!

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  6. I can't get beyond the words'Little lamb, who made thee?'... and I don't mean I need a biology lesson...

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  7. It's a wonderful time of year, new growth, new babies. Love the pictures, Kathryn. It's sad that one/maybe two lambs die. I couldn't stand the emotion of that.

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  8. what cute pics...taking the boys tot he farm today to see all the new chicks...

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  9. Thats so lovely! Thanks for sharing the pictures. Why did the triplets not all make it?

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  10. Luschka - Unfortunately, the other sibling died this afternoon. The one remaining is very small but lively. Mum is very sick but this can happen; we have to accept it.

    Thank you for your comments, CJ xx

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  11. They are soooo cute. I would not be able to sell them on. I would make a terrible farmer's wife!!

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  12. awww lovely lambs so sad that some don't make it but that chap looks a strong little one so lets hope he makes it. Spring has finaly sprung!! xx

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  13. Lovely pictures, you must be so busy at the moment!

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  14. Just one day, just one day on a farm like that would be perfect heaven!
    Blessings, Star

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  15. really sweet, sounds like a lot of hard work, get some rest xx

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  16. That maternity ward has a lot better view than the one I went to! If you've ever seen Roddy Dolye's "The Van", it's the same one!
    Love the little lambs- they are just cute! I know you posted last year that they smell, but from here, with those pics, they're cute.
    So sad about the triplet dying, and the second one being unwell. I hope that last little one thrives.
    I'd never, and will never, make a farmer, CJ. I'd be bawling crying every time I'd lose one.

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  17. I started following your blog last year in lambing season because I loved your pictures of the lambs and your wonderful lambing stories. I'm so excited that lambing season is here again.

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  18. Love seeing these pictures, they are just so cute! By the way the surviving triplet is going for the food, he looks like a a little survivor to me. Let's hope he makes it okay. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  19. My goddness it is all go for you all at the moment. Enjoying the process.

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  20. I know it's all hard work... but you are one lucky girl!

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  21. Sorry two died. Very cute

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  22. Unfortunately, mum died too which leaves the little survivor an orphan. It's more work for us of course, but we have to try.

    Thank you for your comments, CJ xx

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  23. Sniff sniff, for losing 2 lovely little lambs. I guess its the way of the farmer life though. Thanks for the pics, they are lovely.

    MD xx

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  24. Me and the girls all say 'Ahhhh!'. Big wonders how you remember all the sheeps' names?!

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  25. it reminds me of my time at a zoo, lambs are to be fed,
    cute cute post!

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  26. Love all the Babies!!! I love the photos from this time of year!!
    hughughugs

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  27. Cute pics. Shame you lost some. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Oh. My. Word! They are just too precious.
    Thank you for the pictures. :)

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  29. Thank you for your comments; I have more pictures and a vlog tomorrow which I hope you'll enjoy!

    CJ xx

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  30. Ohmygoodnes, how cute!! I LOVE me some lambs. I'm so glad I grew up in the country - and that I can come back to look at those cute little things whenever I want....

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  31. Aww.. so sad about the 2 triplets but glad at least one is doing well. They are all so CUTE! Gotta love babies of all kinds! :-) You're animal pics always cheer me up! Thanks! ~ Hugs, Coreen

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