A busy day today. I was up early to check the sheep and alpacas and couldn't miss a big bunch of flowers left for me by Sam. Thank you Sam! No more lambs in the field and the little black one still didn't look too good. I gave him a feed and then we had to rush off to do an alpaca husbandry visit. One of the girls there is walking very stiffly on her back legs, we gave her some vitamins and checked her feet - to me it seems like a bit of a strain - we'll have to keep an eye on that one. Sam checked the sheep again before we got back and little black lamb was still hanging on but going downhill. His Mum snuggles up to him but he is very weak.
The Romney Rebels are very lively and jump around all over the place - no worries about them!
I had to race home as we needed to give Zara her drench. I have been battling with Zara's nose for ages. She is a black alpaca and keeps getting a bald nose. I have tried lots of things and some things work for a while but then it goes bald again. It is not scabby or sore or anything - just bald. The new thing we are trying is a drench of selenium, zinc and other things - I don't know whether it will have any effect but time will tell.
A better penning solution! - After a long "family illness" and a subsequent reduction of our herd, I am back to report a more recent enhancement to Easter-Wood. One of the problems we ...
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