Moving doubles  by ruthmouch

Moving doubles

This morning we went to help my brother at the farm. The first job was to gently walk a group of “doubles” (ewes with twin lambs) from one field to join other doubles in another field. Even at a slow pace ewes and lambs get separated so many hands are needed to get them all matched up again. Someone is up all night being midwife, keeping an eye on deliveries, assisting when necessary and then moving the ewe and newborn into individual pens so that they can bond.
I didn't realise you were back in the UK. Welcome back, I've loved your tales of adventure in Beirut
March 7th, 2021  
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A lovely rural capture.
March 7th, 2021  
I didn't know all of that! And I love the light on those cute little lambs...
March 7th, 2021  
There is a whole lot more work to it than I realized. I like your photo of the action. It makes me think of the man we came across on our way to Baalbeck that was singlehandedly herding a small flock. I didn't consider at the time how it might have made you homesick to see him.
March 7th, 2021  
Quite interesting to learn about.
March 8th, 2021  
Ah, wet moment. Perfect with the red jacket
March 8th, 2021  
A great view of all the sheep. I like the pop of red in the back of the group.
March 8th, 2021  
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