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.

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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.

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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.

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6 responses to “Samuel

  1. I wish I lived near you so I could come hang out with your sheep. (AND YOU, OF COURSE!) I want to become a serial hugger and just force my arms around all of them. They are so cute. (I realize how weird I sound, but I’m going with it)

    • I totally understand, although, I myself, am more of a goat-hugger. I just wish the alpacas would let me hug them! Although I have to say that I do love giving the lambs a hug although that only usually lasts a day or so unless I have to bottle-feed them – they tend to run off! it would be really cool if you could come to visit one day (although I know you live a long way away) – I would get all the animals ready for lots of lvoely hugs πŸ™‚

  2. I was very nice to meet Samuel (thankfully not in er “action”) on Saturday. He really is a lovely ram and I can’t wait till spring has sprung to meet the little Samuels and Samanthas!

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