The inevitable final drive happened this morning for our 3 ram lambs. They had gotten pretty big, and were arguing fiercely with their dad. Lots of bashing of horns and too much testosterone. So they had to go. Besides the meat, we also need the grazing space, as our ewes are all pregnant and will be producing lambs any time from early April. Normally they lamb on Becky’s birthday (23rd of April), but it’s been a really warm year.
We took the opportunity to worm the two little ewe lambs that we have decided to hang onto for a bit longer. All of the sheep will be moved off of the lambing paddock to allow it to recover a bit before the little ones arrive.
I can pick up the carcasses on Friday, so expect some interesting photos then.