Transition

The last lambs of the season were born today, a pair of small-but-healthy twins to a yearling ewe. What a strong finish to a good season.

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Lambs

Lambing is almost finished now. Only ten ewes to go. The rest of the flock went from the barn to pasture yesterday, the first rite of passage for new lambs.

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Beltane

May 1st marks the midpoint between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Gaelic people called it Beltane, a festival day to celebrate the arrival of the grazing season.

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Shearing

The woolies are no longer wooly, but sleek. Their fleeces are tucked safely into the big tote bags. Their hooves are trimmed too, and they’ve had their annual vaccine.

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Snain Falling

Super-fast note this week, sandwiched between sending a revised draft of my new book, Good Husbandry, to my editor, and racing to the bus stop to pick up the kids.

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