HoneyBea and her boy are doing well. The little guy had to have his left lower eyelid clipped because it was turned under, which was irritating his cornea. Luckily it’s not a difficult fix if it’s caught early. So Little Bertie is now hopping around the pen, even after his tail banding and eartag insertion yesterday afternoon. (The eartag is almost as big as his whole ear). He is gaining weight quickly, as expected, and John and I had some difficulty getting him folded into the bucket to weigh him yesterday! What a porkie. Cute as a very large button.
We are keeping a close eye on HoneyBea, but hopefully we will be able to spring the pair of them from their jug this afternoon. She got wormed this morning, so we will give her some time to slough off most of her parasites before she joins the main group.
Hopefully one or both of the other ewes will be having their lambs over the weekend. We can use some quality lambing time during daylight hours, hint hint girls! The weather is not totally cooperating as we are having a nice sunny day, but the wind is wicked and it’s gusting quite heavily. Can’t have it all, I guess!
Tomorrow is Hatchtown’s shearing day. We will be there if there is no lambing activity here :*)