This is Samuel and he has come to visit the ewes. I think he is quite happy about it. In previous years we have borrowed the 4-horned Benjamin, but this year we have the utterly handsome Samuel.
It took about a week for the girls to get to know him enough to … you know … umm….
02939 was the first to get friendly on the 15th November.
Samuel has some red raddle on him, so we can see which ewes he has tupped. And then it was 02935 and 230617/11 on the 17-18th.
It is always quite hard to see when Bobtail has been tupped, but she was done on the 19th.
Only 230617/10 was being shy, but she was done this morning. So we are hoping for lots of lovely lambs in about 147 days or so – some time around the second week in April – just in time for Easter!
Here they all are scoffing the old broccoli plants I ripped out of the hugelkultur on Saturday.