James took the final five of last year’s lambs to the abattoir this morning and two older ewes – the ewe that for the past two years has rejected one of her lambs (this year it was little Prince who was rejected – see here and here) and evil sheep who had flystrike twice this year (see here) and who terrorises Kainaat.
While I don’t want to keep them all, I was hoping to keep a couple of the ewe lambs for breeding, but it looks like we will be using the same ram again this year and he is their daddy so this wouldn’t be good!
I always feel sad when they go off, especially those that I lambed. There is not much more to say than this.
N.B. the ewe that previously had mastitis and had triplets this year has been spared – we will see how she fares next year.