Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lamb Tailing

Once our Ewes have had baby Lambs it's time to tail those Lambs, give them an ear mark, vaccinate them and backline them to help prevent flies. It's generally a job for about 3-4 people (depending on the number of lambs in the mob), but with the Muddy Kids and I we had an extra large workforce to help get the job done.
The Muddy Girl's first job was to put the rings on ready for Pa to tail them. They were also pretty good at overseeing and telling me just which one they wanted to put in the lamb marking cradle next. Then at the end they had time for some cuddles with the lambs. 
It's this sort of thing that I love about farming, we can go to work with Muddy Hubby, spend some time together, help the Muddy Kids get to learn the Family Business and best of all we're outside and using up the energy for a good night's sleep!


  1. The kids, the lambs - the cuteness!!
    :-) x

  2. Kids and lambs can't get much cuter than that. I bet they absolutely loved helping out.

  3. I would have loved this kind of life for my are so blessed!

  4. I think the boots and dresses looks great. Super cute photos.

  5. Oh we are loving all the lambs around this time of year, I can't seem to drive anywhere out of town without having to stop and "ohh and ahhh" over them with the kids.
    Gorgeous children you have!

    Holli xo

  6. Awww lovely shots Nat. The muddy kids look like they're already accomplished farm hands. I agree, the outdoor time must be fabulous for wearing them out... that is one thing I constantly need to make a conscious effort to do... Get the boys outside!! xoxo


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