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21 January 2010
Mum a nd baby doing well

No more lambs today, but the gridstone ewe prolapsed last night, a little bit pressure from unborn lambs can do this or simply I'm feeding them too much?I have put a harness onto her to help with problem, she will go on to a full term pregnancy.My son Keith and grandson Tristan came over tonight with 70 bales of hay, after we unloaded the trailer we moved the ewe and lamb into a larger area to let them have more space, they are well bonded now, and will enjoy the space for the lamb to play until she is joined with some playmates in a day or too. I also put her ring onto her tail, this will eventually cause the tail to drop off below the ring, it doest bother the lambs as long as its done when they are young, the reason for doing it is to stop the tail from growing too long that it would trail on the ground picking up all kinds of germs.This will be a very slow lambing as there are only 5 more ewes left over the next 9 days ( I think 2 of these gimmers may not be due until march?) unlike the march lambing when there are more ewes due to lamb. As far as I know this lamb is the first on Skye. Last year we had the last lamb of the year and the first of 2009.

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