Karola’s Sheep Families

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The Sudoku Family

2009 – Lambs
671 ram
672 904, ram
673 946
674 ram
675 ram, ram
676 915, ram
677 911, 912 bad mother who died
678 ram
679 917, ram

2010 – Lambs
671 003, ram
672 ram
673 ram
674 ram
675 006, 007 (aka 005?)
676 014, ram
677 died
678 sold
679 022, 023
904 one lamb, stillborn

2011 – Lambs
671 144, 145
672 106, 107
673 ram
674 ram, ram
675 116, ram
676 gone
679 114, ram
904 ram
911 155, ram
912 dry
915 dry
917 149
946 ram

Texel two-tooth ewes: 003 and 007 (no tag)

Summary of Texel ewe lambs from 2011: 106 (no tag), 107, 114, 116, 144, 145, 149, 155

The 406 Family (Including 604)

Year 406’s Lambs
2006 604
2007 ram
2008 ram
2009 ram, ram
2010 039
2011 died

Year 604’s Lambs
2007 ram
2008 ram
2009 ram, ram
2010 035, ram
2011 133, ram

Two-tooth ewes: (039)

Summary of 406’s family ewe lambs from 2011: 133

The 217 Family (Including 616)

Year 217’s Lambs
2006 616, ram, 614 died

Year 616’s Lambs
2008 824, ram
2009 919, ram
2010 019, ram
2011 104, ram

Year 919’s Lambs
2010 ram
2011 123

Two-tooth ewes: 019

Summary of 406’s family ewe lambs from 2011: (104), 123

The 218 Family (Including 613)

Year 218’s Lambs
2006 613
2007 719, ram
2008 812, ram, ram
2009 ram
2010 ram

Year 613’s Lambs
2008 ram
2009 ram
2010 ram, ram
2011 136, ram

Year 719’s Lambs
2009 942, ram, ram
2010 035, ram
2011 119, ram (Edward?)

Year 942’s Lambs
2010 sold

Two-tooth ewes: (035)

Summary of 218’s family ewe lambs from 2011: 119

The 219 Family

Year 219’s Lambs
2006 ram, ram
2007 704, 705
2008 804, 805
2009 ram, ram
2010 037, 038
2011 127, 128

Year 704’s Lambs
2008 ram
2009 ram
2010 009, 010
2011 152, ram

Year 705’s Lambs
2009 ram, ram
2010 012, ram
2011 111, ram

Two-tooth ewes: 009, (010), (012), (037), (038)

Summary of 219’s family ewe lambs from 2011: 111, 127, 128, 152

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Lambs Drenched and Put Into (Part Of) The Orchard

I put up electric fence on the edge of the peach block nearest us. The verge there is quite wide and has lots of grass and mallow and other sheepish weeds. Karola and I then drenched all 49 lambs (Cydectin, meat withholding ten days) and I put them in this verge strip where they’ll stay over the weekend.  I noted that some of the lambs are quite enormous now – they’ve had abundant food for months – and so maybe Karola’s idea of selling some before she goes to England is a good one.

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Photos Of The Refurbished Orchard Back Fence

  • The gate onto McNab road with extra padlock mending the chain.
  • Distinctive railings put in some time back to allow easy climbing of fence when gates are locked.
  • Extra (fifth) batten added between each pair of posts and broken battens replaced.
  • Railings replaced at southern (Scott’s boundary) end.
  • Gate went up-hill; hinge side strainer straightened so gate now parallel with ground.
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Karola’s Lambs – Drenched Today

Karola got her lambs into the portable yards and we drenched them all with Cydectin (meat withholding of ten days).

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End Of Edward Longshanks

I had to dispose of a wether lamb – one that has been pretty wretched for a while and one that Karola expected would die. I dug the grave and went out to fetch the corpse only to find it was very sick but still alive. So I cut its throat – hence the “Assassin” of the title. And buried it. No tag, Karola suspects it was Edward Longshanks who she fed from a newborn lamb. Sad, but goes with the territory.

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Photos of use of the portable yards from TaylorMade.

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Wether Lambs Drenched

We drenched all 26 remaining wethers with Cydectin (meat withholding ten days). We checked off the numbers even though seven (7) have managed to lose their button eartags:
#103, #112, #122, #125, #132, #134, #135, #137, #138, #140, #142, #147, #151, #154, #156, #158.

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Wethers #110, #118, #153 Have Died

We returned from Wellington today to find another three wether lamb deaths in the last week: #110, #118, and #153 – the cause of death uncertain. In case it’s worms we’ll drench all the wether lambs ASAP. We looked over the ewes and ewe lambs quickly and they seemed in quite good condition still with plenty of grass.

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Ram Dead, One Wether Lamb Dead

The ram died today. Gary & Frances came round with a cousin child and Gary opened up the ram and Karola took pictures. The ram was very ill indeed. Huge bruising down one side as if he’d been hit or had run into something very solid some time ago. Ram’s liver was in very bad shape as were his lungs. Nothing special that we could see that triggered his impending death. Darn, we’ll have to get a new ram for the ewes next month. Wether #117, one of the two given a pick-me-up yesterday, died this afternoon. So much for the pick-me-up. No obvious cause of death but suspected neurological problem. Mark Hendery, whom we’d asked to come and help at same time as we asked Gary, came and helped bury the dead sheep and dug a large hole nearby for the next fatalities. Mark got to take home some choice cuts of #117 for his dog.

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Karola Big Shed Project

Karola would like a new gutter and water tank for the Big Shed in the orchard.

  • Take down red cast iron square tank and its stand by the old wash house
  • Build a new tank stand up by the Big Shed about 1.0 to 1.5 metres tall
  • Put up a new gutter along the back of the Big Shed and bring the downpipes from the front and back gutters together to discharge into the old tank ounted on the new tank stand
  • Carefully detach the concrete trough (with ball cock) from next to the pump shed and move it to a new site inside the Totara paddock directly below the Big Shed
  • Make a gravity-fed alkathene connection from the tank to the trough
  • Make an overflow from the tank (alkathene?) to run into the boundary planting area near the Big Shed (NB vehicles need to drive round the shed)

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