27 February 2020

Storm Dennis the Menace

The ewes got by outside with Storm Ciara raging overhead. Yes, the fields were waterlogged and there was snow, but it was only a few days before the storm calmed somewhat... only for Dennis to rear his head. For the ewes it was the final straw of a brutally wet and cold winter and we decided to bring them in. It was a bit of a rush job but we managed it before the worst of the storm came. Honestly it was a relief to see them in the shelter and out of the mud.

Sometimes the ewes can take a while to settle into indoor life, but that was not the case this year. I think they were all grateful for a roof over their heads.

I took these photos last Friday, the day I brought Liz in from the field. After her glucose treatment she was a bit brighter, but her ewes were still sunken.

The ewes are in two large pens. This is the right hand side.

The daughters of the Mules have now entered the breeding flock. It'll be interesting to see how they do.

This is such a sweet wee ewe. She's always coming over to see what we're doing.

I always see this one too.

I think this is a gorgeous little sheep. Great Texel shape, velvety gold face and little black spot above her eye. Very different.

It was very relaxing to sit with the girls. Most were chewing their cuds, not bothered by me at all.

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