Last week we began the process of vaccinations, worming and ear tags for our little lambs. We have five Gotland lambs so it wasn't a huge job but it was a learning experience for all of us. We began the process by fencing off a corner of the paddock with a cattle panel and luring the lambs to the corner so that they were easy to catch up.
The first ear tag was nerve racking to say the least. After the first one was tagged, I took over the tagging, it was easier for Larry to hold them while I tagged the ear. It wasn't so bad once we got going. The lambs seemed fine with the whole process.
All the lambs have a new ear ring and Larry and I have a new skill of piercing ears.
Next we caught up the ram for his vaccination and worming. That is the ram's
therapy goat in the background, the calming goat :)
The next hurdle will be weaning lambs.
Have a Blessed Day!