Posted on: 05 May 2013
It’s been a busy week with the sheep.
We had our 6 shearlings (4 Hamps and 2 Lleyns) sheared on Tuesday evening after work and they have over wintered well.
Martyn and I took a day off work on Friday as the sheep were blood tested for Maedi Visna. The vet also put back a prolapse on one of the Lleyns.
We spent Saturday gathering up the lambs and sheep for sale as we expected buyers coming to collect lambs on Sunday morning and another potential buyer viewing stock on Sunday afternoon.
Just as I was settling down to watch Casualty Martyn shouted to say one of the Lleyn shearlings had a wobbly leg.
The Lleyn had jumped out of it’s pen and had broken a back leg. A quick browse through the internet detailed how to pack, splint and bandage the injury. A visit to the vets today for plaster bandage seems to have stabilised the leg.
Rive Malik arrived early this morning from Nottinghamshire to collect his 3 ewe lambs. Rive is 15 years old and after sitting his A levels is considering a career in agriculture.
Another young man Joseph Watkinson arrived with his Dad this afternoon and have purchased 6 ewe lambs to start a flock.
We are pleased that these two young people are keen to keep livestock and will offer them as much support as we possibly can.