Exciting sheep news...
I was moving the sheep yesterday into the next hill paddock. This can take a bit of time with all the lambs running around, and not necessarily following the mob.
I keep the dogs away and let them move on their own so they don't get stressed.
The ewes are keen to get at the fresh grass but go and round up their young ones after a few mouth-fulls.
The lambs get excited and start hopping and skipping around in groups, but eventually everyone finds who they should be with.
I had one ewe hanging back in the old paddock. I thought she must have a new lamb so left her till last. When I got near I saw she had triplets. This is the first time I have had triplets so it was very exciting. She is an excellent experienced mother who is very friendly and calm and she was keeping track of all three when she moved them to the gate.
You can sometimes end up with an orphan when you have triplets because they have trouble feeding 3 but I think she will do OK. I will be keeping a close eye on her.
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