Lambing Live BBC 2

#2
I have respectfully insisted that the Beeb do a similar series and call it Dogging Live.
I am certain that viewing figures will more than justify any costs :p
 
#7
There is a cnut of a sheep farmer near Chipping in Lancashire I counted three sheep dead in one field near his house they died with the lamb breached he had a barn full of straw and his sheep out in boggy windswept fields. It would take app half a hour to build a shelter out of bales. I had words with him a while back when he started on the old get off my land crap. If the map states footpath I walk across end of story.
 
#8
Lots of Farmers won't pay vets bills and the price of sheep ain't that high
so any ewe that has problems lambing goes natures way .

Cruel in a way but possibly kind --the ewe would need extra care and the lamb probably would be dead anyway .

Biggest problem I used to have was not being sure if the ewe was having twins . Or first lambers rejecting the lamb .

Great having sheep though -lot of work at times but you get to know them
---especially at clipping time !!

G
 

puditer

Lantern Swinger
#9
Yeah, always enjoyed keeping sheep. Other than the fact that they seem to wake up one day and decide that they're going to find a way - no matter how absurd - to kill themselves. And, if they can't, they just....die.
 
#11
Backpacker1uk said:
There is a cnut of a sheep farmer near Chipping in Lancashire I counted three sheep dead in one field near his house they died with the lamb breached he had a barn full of straw and his sheep out in boggy windswept fields. It would take app half a hour to build a shelter out of bales. I had words with him a while back when he started on the old get off my land crap. If the map states footpath I walk across end of story.
They're a strange lot in that area - a bit like the Exmoor oddballs 8O
 
#12
I went to a local sheep farm a few years ago to see the ickle lambies and if lucky actually see one being born. The particular farmer was very concerned about all his sheeps and would have been horrifed to treat them like the farmer above. The lambing pens were indoors with little heaters for the orphans and they had a watchkeeper for the nights to ensure that the sheep due to lamb always had someone in attendance. Still have not been able to eat lamb since that day though.
 

wet_blobby

War Hero
Moderator
#13
I've got a pet sheep, saves mowing the "orchard". She's called "millie". I've been informed by the blobbettes that I'm not allowed to eat her, if it's got a name it's not the done thing apparently. I'm going to get a ickle black one when she dies and name it after my cousin.
 
#14
Rosey dear, that is just the problem, too many people only see food as some prepacked hygenic package in a supermarket, but yes you lamb chop starts of as one of those funny baby lambs. They actually look at their most cuddly though when they are on their way to market.

I used to spend much of my childhood holidays, christmas easter and summer , on a sheep and ccattle farm so I do know where my food comes from. Most farmers do look after their animals as well as they can, simply because they at the end of the day are worth money, money they can ill afford to lose.
 

chatsharris

Lantern Swinger
#15
wet_blobby said:
I've got a pet sheep, saves mowing the "orchard". She's called "millie". I've been informed by the blobbettes that I'm not allowed to eat her, if it's got a name it's not the done thing apparently. I'm going to get a ickle black one when she dies and name it after my cousin.
What, Rumrat? :lol:
 
#16
wet_blobby said:
I've got a pet sheep, saves mowing the "orchard". She's called "millie". I've been informed by the blobbettes that I'm not allowed to eat her, if it's got a name it's not the done thing apparently. I'm going to get a ickle black one when she dies and name it after my cousin.
I have a pet sheep called Blondie she's 15 years old and still very fit !.
Spends her days plotting how she can damage my dog . Bonnie the collie keeps well out of her way .
So be prepared for a loong wait before getting a black replacement for
Millie.

G
 

diesel

Lantern Swinger
#17
Greenie said:
wet_blobby said:
I've got a pet sheep, saves mowing the "orchard". She's called "millie". I've been informed by the blobbettes that I'm not allowed to eat her, if it's got a name it's not the done thing apparently. I'm going to get a ickle black one when she dies and name it after my cousin.
I have a pet sheep called Blondie she's 15 years old and still very fit !.
Spends her days plotting how she can damage my dog . Bonnie the collie keeps well out of her way .
So be prepared for a loong wait before getting a black replacement for
Millie.

G
eeeerrrrrmmmm!.....forget it
 

oberon

Lantern Swinger
#20
Maxi_77 said:
Rosey dear, that is just the problem, too many people only see food as some prepacked hygenic package in a supermarket, but yes you lamb chop starts of as one of those funny baby lambs. They actually look at their most cuddly though when they are on their way to market.

I used to spend much of my childhood holidays, christmas easter and summer , on a sheep and ccattle farm so I do know where my food comes from. Most farmers do look after their animals as well as they can, simply because they at the end of the day are worth money, money they can ill afford to lose.
I know kids who live in Dumfries who have never seen a cow or a sheep! Ask them where you get beef from and the answer will be Tesco! If thats the knowledge of kids who live in a small town market God knows what innner city kids think!
 
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