Starting from number six there are five new photographs on…

April 14, 2009 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number six there are five new photographs on the Photo Page.

Getting very short on photographs.

The first Chicken out.

A little later.

Dolly with her Lambs.

Thats Thornton just behind the Ewe in the foreground.

All the Chicken free range.

Thornton has been mixing with the Ewes and their Lambs this evening. It started when I tried to get a few photographs for the Photo Page. A little feed was put out for the Ewes and Thornton decided to join in. The Ram wasn’t best pleased and gave Thornton a few head butts, that didn’t seem to worry him at all. Initially the Ewes were a little wary but soon allowed Thornton to get near their Lambs. We had to make Thornton come back to the Farm Yard as he may have gone into the Woods and got lost. He would eventually have come back on his own, but we couldn’t take the chance. When he decided it was time to return with a little encouragement you could see him jumping and prancing with excitement. Some of you may have seen it on the webcam.

The nine Ewes have given birth to twelve Lamb between them. All but two are white, the other being brownish rabbit colour with dark chocolate noses and feet. I tried to get a photograph of them but the Ewe took them away before I arrived with the camera. I will try to get some more photographs over the next few days.

We let the Chickens out of their House for the first time today. The first one came out very quickly, the rest taking nearly half an hour. We have left the Chicken House in one of the Horse areas until we have time to move it nearer to the Holiday Cottages. Thinking that we could confine them to the corral area we put some sheep netting on the fencing. That was a waste of time as they soon walked through the netting. They haven’t strayed far from their House and should be easy to put away tonight.