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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH View Post
    ahh australian sheep , this OK just turn the lapppy upside down.
    Like I have said before Apple Mac have their own way of doing things. Post on Twitter, Apple Messenger and email all Ok post on here and they are rotated 180%. My Win 7 laptop does it right. I got in yesterday and opened my Mac and it's on the laptop takes ages to boot, so sorry about that.

    And they are English rare breeds.

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    Mmmmmm mint sauce.

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    Been in again today. Another couple of upside down lambs.

    The white lamb (Oxford Down) is now an orphan, Mum and her brother didn't survive the difficult delivery. Gave her a bottle of milk and a rub down this morning and she is now with another couple of orphans.
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    must be a weather thing for lambing, the lambs up here on the NE coast were appearing 4-6 weeks ago, i guess further out into the sticks/higher up in the moors were its colder lambing starts later?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3tv View Post
    must be a weather thing for lambing, the lambs up here on the NE coast were appearing 4-6 weeks ago, i guess further out into the sticks/higher up in the moors were its colder lambing starts later?
    Wimpole is so busy on normal days so the rams were put out so that it timed 18th April - 7 May to miss Easter. The farm is limited to 2225 people ( due to hand washing facilities ). Yesterday we had about 1000 and an infant school of 20 children. Two of us were daging ( tidying up the rear end ), cutting their toenails and worming before they get released into the park, the children thought it funny watching us work. Also keeping an eye on ewes giving birth.

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    _https://twitter.com/WimpoleEstateNT/status/855744995625664514/photo/1

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    Wimpole #lambingtime 2017 continues over 110 lambs born so far, this little Portland lamb sheltering next to mum

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    Bagot goats are really stupid no wonder they are endangered. I was feeding the middle pen with grass / nettle silage and she stuck her head through the bars while an arm full was mid air.
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    Was in yesterday as normal and spent most of the day separating the ewes from their lambs. The first pic was all the lambs calling out for their mums. Today I went in for the shearing and had a good day. Second and third pics.

    May have to rotate screen or self.
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    They are New Zealanders not Australians.

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    A new one born Tuesday. She is an Irish Moiled rare breed. :- _http://www.irishmoiledcattlesociety.com/ She hasn't been named yet.

    Sorry it's upside down, only on here that does this. :-(
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    Love this thread. Keep 'em coming.

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