Sunday, October 5, 2014

Meet The Animals

This weekend I thought I would make a little video to introduce you to the animals that I come across on a regular basis.  Here I show you our sheep and lambs, the horses, my cow (!) and all the dogs that reside at the farm.  We just happened to be marking our lambs this weekend so you will get to see some drafting (sorting out the ewes from the lambs), marking (turning boy lambs into wether's or 'its') and de-tailing (I don't show anything gory I promise).  I also did some filming of my husband shearing but I will show you this later on this week!

Hope you enjoy having a look at what we get up to on the farm!
*  Please note, for those who are concerned about the de-tailing of lambs, it is a necessary thing to do.  Sheep very easily get messy bottoms (poop everywhere), and as a result the flies are attracted to them.  They often lay eggs in this area, which hatch and become maggots...which then feed on the sheep's bottom.  By de-tailing lambs it makes it easier to crutch the sheep (remove the wool from this area) and keep the sheep free from this problem.


28 comments:

  1. Gah! The lams are soooooo darn cute! And oh wow, what a beautiful farm, the scenery is absolutely gorgeous! I honestly appreciate the explanation regarding de-tailing of lambs, it's great to learn something new.

    Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thanks Shireen, the lambs are cute! I'm glad you understood why farmers de-tail their lambs. All a part of looking after our livestock! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. They are so cute! thanks for sharing his video!
    XO
    Jeanne
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    1. Hi Jeanne, thanks for watching and stopping by! x

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  4. awww they are so adorable :)
    your super lucky that you get to be around these animals all the time!!
    im a city girl so i dont have that luxury! i love animals though :)

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    1. Hi Sarahi, I am lucky! The lambs are cute, for sure. They get big quickly though, the bigger ones in this video are only 6 weeks old! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Oh wow, lambs! Cute cute. It must be so much fun to have a farm!

    Poor sheep - it must be horrible to have maggots on your bottom.

    Corinne x
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    1. Hi Corinne, thanks for stopping by. The lambs are cute and it is fun being able to go to a farm often. We are lucky in that we haven't had a problem with maggots on our sheep, we make sure we look after them! It is horrible though as they basically eat the sheep while they are alive. It's awful.

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  6. Hi dear! :) Your blog is so-so stlylish. Would you like to follow each other? Let me know and I am instantly follow you back. Thank your, I hope you enjoy my blog. Have a great day:) xoxo
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    1. Hi Livia, thanks for stopping by. I had a look over at your blog, it looks great. I would enjoy following along with you.

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  7. Love this! So adorable and the scenery is gorgeous!!:)

    <3 Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

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    1. Hi Daisy, it is beautiful out on the farm!

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  8. Great post ! it does give me an interesting idea of de-tailing the lamb.. :D

    Anyway wanna follow each other on GFC & Bloglovin ? Do let me know, I'll follow back.. :)
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    1. Hi Sarah, thanks for watching. Had a look over at your blog and I will follow along with you!

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  9. awe these are so cute!!
    xo
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    1. Hi Laura, the lambs are cute...and then they grow into not so cute sheep!

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  10. Such a lovely video, the lambs are so cute! I love farm animals but my favourites are pigs, they are soooo cute, funny and clever! I visited a farm a few years ago and the piglets had all escaped from somewhere and they were just strolling about on the path where you could walk to see the other animals, it was a good day for me because as a pig lover it meant I could get closer to them than I would if there were behind a fence! :)

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    1. Hi Hayley! That's awesome about the piglets! Piglets are always so funny! I once worked on a farm and the neighbour had pigs and the piglets kept escaping into our farm. They were so funny because I'd drive along in the tractor and they'd all run away back under the fence. It was like they knew they had been naughty!

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  11. This is wonderfully. I love animals so much! This is why I stopped eating meat.

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    1. Hi Stella, thanks for stopping by and watching. I love animals too.

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  12. Amazing video and post! =D
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    1. Thank you Jessica! It was fun to make!

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  13. You should have your own show! Reminds me a lot of a programme we have on TV over here called 'Countryfile'.

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    1. I think I'd quickly run out of material if I had my own show! haha! We get that English show about people buying new houses in the country...can't remember the name of it. I do like that!

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  14. I love those rustic backgrounds.. I wish I had more of an eye for those things :)

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    1. Hi Natasja. Thanks for stopping by. I love the rustic views too!

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