I think I have mentioned before that most of the ewes belong to the four girls (our two and their cousins). Consequently they are responsible for looking after them during lambing. This means long hours, late nights, early mornings and even going out in the middle of the night. This does seem to cramp their style. Kate managed to attend a young farmers dance, return at 3 and lamb a ewe (in her dress!) before retiring to bed for a few hours.Their perseverance and dedication has paid off now that most of the ewes have lambed.
It is not a glamorous job but the reward it brings is hard to match.