EweTube debuts on the Chronicles

It’s Soay toy time at Saltmarsh Ranch. I just got a little bitty video camera and tried it out for the first time in the Maternity Ward. I thought it would be fun to show off our pregnant ewes who are about to have their first lambs (at least that’s the plan). These ewes were born in spring 2008, watched their older sisters and cousins lamb last year, and are raring to go. We are particularly excited about this group because it includes three of our AI ewes — Vieva, Arzie, and Ossie.

If I’ve interpreted the instructions correctly, you should be able to click on the screen, just like you do with official you-know-what-tube videos, and watch the EweTube.

Over the next few weeks, I will add short videos of different aspects of lambing as they come up on our farm — naval dipping (lamb version, not military training exercises), installing baby ear tags, checking a new mother’s milk supply, and perhaps even a lamb’s arrival. Please let me know if you find the videos useful. Meanwhile, happy lambing to all the Soay shepherds out there, and I hope you enjoyed the EweTube Debewe.

For now …

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