First weeks

after birth, before weaning

EweTube: The Soay nursery as a way-station

By now regular readers know I am a firm believer in every shepherd fine-tuning the lore of how to manage his or her flock to suit farm layout and personal style. Nowhere in the life cycle of Soay sheep are there more variations on standard husbandry practices than in the management of newborn lambs. Here […]

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Let the [Soay sheep] Games Begin!

Let the [Soay sheep] Games Begin!

  Having now dithered for a full two weeks trying to figure out a way to introduce our lambs, I have given up on the notion of an orderly, grown-up recitation of the lambs as they arrive, complete with mini-pedigree and a clever phrase about each one.  My downfall was watching the little woolies cavorting about […]

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