Tag Archives: sheep. lambs

Alf…

Welcome to the world!! …………Alf was born November 2nd 2011 at 6:45pm.

Baarbara brought him into the world without any fuss or bother…her first lamb and her only one but what a big lad he is! When he stands next to his mum he’s almost half her height!

Why Alf..short for Apha (the first) simple as that …

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Babysitting….

Friend popped in the other day and asked if I could babysit for her for a couple for hours while she popped to do a job….

It got a bit chilly and he was only 3 days old …so I brought him in and he had a snooze and a bottle …by that time is was home time. He was the perfect house guest ..think the dogs wondered what I was up to…always make me laugh how much my life has changed since I left the UK …now a lamb in the kitchen seems perfectly normal.

Although when my mate came back she did ask me if I was trying to turn it into a human!! How ridiculous…the fact that I was standing cuddling it and rocking from side to side at the time didn’t however help my case……

The future….well the future for our sheep anyway.

This is Cara…and her 3 babies ! 2 ewe lambs Roquie (Roquefort), Serra (Serra da Estrela) and a ram lamb Gordon (Gordonzola!)..the theme was to stay with cheese….well there had to be a bit of license somewhere..easier to shout Gordon than Gorgonzola all the time when you want him.

Anyhoo….Gordon is ours – my lovely friend Lyndal said if there was a ram born I could have him and so there he is (one looking at the grass). He was born on the 1st September and we are going to leave him as a ram.

The reason for this is because we want to get into trying to achieve some milk producing sheep. Gotlands produce a fair bit of milk each day but not as much as a good milk breed. So Gordon (who is an Awasi x East Fresian) is hopefully going to add his genes to the pool and hopefully have something to do with us producing something that does….we’ll wait and see. It’s going to be a way away but you have to start somewhere …it’ll be interesting to see and time will tell.