27 February 2011

On top of the silage...

Is where all the fun stuff happens.
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The lambs that we put out to the fields yesterday were huge. They were like teenagers who want desperately to drive – but don’t have the facilities.

Where’s the first gear on this thing?
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This lamb was constantly jumping onto different ewe’s backs. As soon as he jumped on, the ewes got up. He just went to another ewe and tried again.

Some lambs are more laid back than others.
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These were the lambs we had to catch and take to the fields.
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That evening at 6pm (!), I took Ben up the hill to check on them.
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Ben had to be careful around the angry mothers.
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But he had a gate between himself and the flock so he wasn’t in danger.

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It was very windy and cold, so we soon headed inside.
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That night, which checking the ewes in the pen for new lambs, I had a look at Georgia. She’s doing really well.
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Then this morning I went with my dad to check on the sheep on some out farms. I met Darkie’s lambs, Sam…
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…and Sylvia.
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They are both doing brilliantly as well.

Reach for the skies!
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Then we came home and brought Kim with us to check on the sheep at home.

Kim likes watching sheep.
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I think she’s waiting to pounce.

Kim has become something of an expert and turning lambs, mouthing at them and pawing at them. It’s a bit rough, but it works.

I saw Old Tilly and her lamb Lily.
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And Bubbles and her lambs.
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Along with young Tilly and her lambs.
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Kim can even watch lambs off the quad.
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“Here, Kim!”
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Good girl!

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  1. Looks like the pups had a great time waching the lambs and sheep. :)

  2. Oh Ben, it is never a good idea to bother an angry/protective mother!

    Beautiful pictures of the lambs.

    Your pal, Pip

  3. Great pictures! I used to love watching the lambs racing around and jumping up onto and then off things:)

  4. The pictures are great! Lambs remind me that Spring will be here soon. Love the Dogs. There is nothing like a dog with a job!

  5. I love watching a dog with a job too. Whether its sheep or cows,(sometimes kids!) they seem to know their stuff and are always willing to go to work.


  6. Oh, we just love all the lambs and sheep! Unfortunately, even though we are technically herding pooches, the last time we visited some sheep, we just ate some poop. We are, therefore, in awe of the border collies.

    Jon Farleigh and Dewi - your Cardigan Welsh Corgi brethren

  7. We love all the photos of the lambs, but our favourite photos are those of Ben. We just love his eyes!!!

  8. It's wonderful to love your work!! You go Ben and Kim!!

  9. What a great life! Ginger (part border collie) would love to chase those sheep, but she must settle for 3 boys, a pug and Sassy (a ? mix). :)