While the lambs are no longer dependent on the milk from their mother, they will still take milk as and when they want to – and given that they are no longer the tiny things they once were, this can cause some strain on the ewes if they are not separated and allowed to recover.
Moving them into separate fields means that the lambs will become more independent and their mums will be able to fully rest, recover and gain some weight ready for the winter and in preparation of carrying their next little of lambs into the spring.
Next season, when these first lambs are fully gown, it will then also be time for their full shearing which will become next year’s crop of our very own wool.
We can now tell you that our first batch of our Romney wool is almost ready to go….
It’s a beautiful natural shade and some of the softest 100% wool we’ve come across. We’re very proud of our ladies and can’t wait to show you the results of the last few months of preparation.
Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks…