Lambs 2017 update

Yesterday we docked the lambs by putting a rubber ring around their tails. The procedure is supposed to be done within a few days after birth to avoid unnecessary pain. We don’t like the idea of hurting those little fragile animals, but a shorter tail helps them to stay free of flystrike in the summer. Flystrike can easily cost them their lives, as we learned last year. We also turned one of the two rams into a wether (castrate). The whole procedure doesn’t seem to bother them too much. Today they were all happily browsing around.

Chocolate feeding her lambs.
Watching out for predators.
And checking on our wwoofers who dug up the thistles before they start to flower.
Tiny lamb running after her mom.
Our helpers did a great job mulching the track to our veggie garden.