Twins born to Cheviot ewe this morning


Lambing season on the Isle Of Lewis is in full swing.

I’ve just returned from seven days of birthing, shit-shoveling, pen making, sheep transporting, feeding, watering and all the other joys assocated with this time of year.

It has been a wonderful week, with every single successful birth filling the soul with in the raw beauty of nature at work.

I helped three crofters, NM, A and GM share the responsibility for a joint flock of around 80 Blackface, Cheviot ewes producing Blackface, Cheviot, Texel and Charollais cross lambs in an around the clock operation. While I had to leave after seven days to return to work the others work on, as many other crofters are doing across the island, with still half the original number still to lamb.

Over the next few posts I’ll be focussing on the ins and outs of lambing and related matters.