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Lambing time is getting started………….

Well, when we scanned the ewes over the Christmas period, we knew lambing was going to be a little later this year.  We usually start on Valentines day!  We have had a few lambs but things are still slow……….all mums holding tight to their unborn lambs just waiting for this nice weather to disappear and

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Pest control the natural way…..

Well, venturing in to the kitchen are the newest recruits to the farm pest control team.  Born here at Ross, mother shows them the ropes to keep the farm healthy and tidy.  Call into the kitchen for supper and a peek around then back out to work, don’t forget to have a hiss little kitten!!

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More action……………tractor power.

Hay made, we then concentrated on making haylage – baling the dry grass, and wrapping it with the black plastic to give the animals a great tasty alternative to dry hay and clamp silage (grass in a silage clamp fermented to a great winter feed). Trying to balance the diet for the animals is hard

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Busy waiting……

Well, the sheep should be in full swing of lambing time but they are making a slow start, hence the blog!! We have only had a few lambs which have been moved off the antenatal fields, up the hills onto the post natal fields where there is the shelter of the walls, gorse, trees and

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Sheep management!

Sheep management they call it………..all lambs weaned off their mummies to give them a rest, worming completed and fly deterrent applied so that the horrid flies don’t lay their eggs and cause maggots to grow and hassle the sheep and lambs. The ewes will be pleased to enjoy some time off grazing on the luscious

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Surprise late arrival.

Imagine our surprise when we saw a new born lamb in the field in late May.  The young mum is so proud and protective.  They run quite fast out of our way, lamb hugging mums side as the talk to each other.

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Looking contented on the hill.

Its nice to see the sheep and lambs settled and taking in the view sat upon the Mull of Ross.

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February saw lambing time at Ross!

We started lambing in February down here at Ross Bay. It has been a cold and wet time but spring is now here!

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All gathered together to aim for Spring lambs!

All the ewes are gathered up and put on fresh grass, feet trimmed, foot bathed, vaccinated, wormed and ready for the boys! Hopefully aiming for lambing time late February onwards!!!

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