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Marriner Flock | The little ones are all grown up…

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The lambs are now around 7 months old, and no longer the tiny little things we once knew back in the spring. They’re still lively, sprightly and cheeky, but now all grown up. Because of this, at the end of the summer it was time to separate them into a different field to give their mums a chance to rest and recover.

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…