Muddy Paws on Scanning Day

Through thick and thin on a very wet and blustery day, Jill and Meg, our mother and daughter border collies worked tirelessly to bring in 1000 pregnant ewes from the fields to each have an ultra sound scan on Tuesday.

The knowledge of knowing how many lambs each ewe will be having allows Stuart to prepare for the intense lambing month more cleverly: the ewes get split off in the sheds into singles groups (those having 1 lamb), pairs (those having 2) and triplets (those having 3). There will be no quads this year...often there are one or two of these. Stuart will then feed them slightly differently (triplets get more of course), and will pay more attention to triplet mums who can have trickier pregnacies and births. And now that he knows which ewe will be having just the one lamb, we'll be at the ready with an extra spare lamb to foster on to her as soon as she gives birth. The aim is for all ewes to end up with two lambs. 

Anyway, scanning day was one to remember! We picked the one day of constant driving rain and winds.  Stuart, Annie and I all worked hard to keep Wally Chandler, our scanning man, busy.We all came home very muddy drowned rats. Jill and Meg loved it!

To make your holiday at Hare Farm even more of a special occasion, book up from mid March and you can experience the lambing season yourselves and enjoy the little bundles of wool bounding along in the field all around the oast house and shepherds hut. Spring has sprung when lambing begins. 


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