On Wednesday we drove to the Three Counties Showground for the National Sheep Association's bi annual show. Despite the long drive in the heat, we had a great day out, looking at all the sheep breed stands as well as looking at all the sheep related equipment. We don't need anymore sheep handling equipment, but I'd been asked to look at the ease of using a sheep turn over create for a friend. He worked on the theory that if I can use it, he can. Well I tried the turnover create and it's very easy to use and work on the sheep, especially for trimming their feet and "dagging out". So I shall recommend to my friend that he buys one.
Today one of our lambs died, he'd not been particularly a good lamb, very slow and hasn't really grown on as the rest of the lambs have. But to make things worse for him, he got fly strike, not too badly, but I think it was more that his system could cope with, having to be sprayed with iodine solution to remove the maggots that were in his fleece and protect the small area of skin that was sore. He was O.K last night, and was eating quite well, but this morning Tim found him dead in the shelter. So the knacker man took his body away this lunch time.
We had a very bad thunder storm in the early hours of this morning, Deefa woke us both up as Holly was a quivering wreck. She hates thunder storms and Deefa was very worried about her. He calmed down, once Holly was safe with us and she'd stopped shaking. This morning she's back to her old self jumping around demanding to be taken out for a walk as if nothing had happened. Hopefully this is the last of the bad weather for a few days as my veg garden has been taken over by weeds.........
Perth Festival of Yarn, and a bit of dyeing
5 weeks ago