Shearing completed for another year. After a range of downpours on Saturday the sheep amazingly dried up early doors on Sunday. Quite a few of the lambs are now 50+kgs and Arkle Pacific Star really has thrown some great confirmation. Haddo Lucky Strike is excellent for growth, length and backs but misses a little on the hind-quarters.
I've been quite surprised to see how many people are weaning their lambs already. Do I miss a trick? We leave them on their mothers with a diet of grass until July. I have enough of a battle with Marj to get them off then!
We've also been contemplating this year's show team and we'll get them out to have some dry feed in a couple of weeks - there was some deliberation at shearing. I may also take the controversial decision of giving them some tuition before the shows. I normally just take them along and hold on... my sister's not been the biggest fan of this approach so I'll finally give in and find some halters from somewhere.
In my other life, work has been hotting up, having spent the best part of the last 2 weeks in Belgium I doubt I'll be stepping far outside of Heathrow for the next 6 weeks. The project has been rumbling on for the last 2 years and it will be an amazing sensation to let the public loose on it on the first day. If all goes to plan I'll get the project live, have a stag-do, go to the Royal Welsh and then get married to the lovely Dr Lodge on the 24th July.
Tynewydd Texels now features on the new website www.texelbreeders.com.