The spring was started, all eighty sheep have lambed last month. At the moment we have 161 lambs. When they are born, we separate out the mother with her lambs in a pen for a week, to connect.
Then the family can go by other families of sheep. Before they go outside with the other families, we must trim their feet. We do it by ourselves, it is good for our relation with the sheep! We trim the sheep’s hooves every year after lambing.
The cows are beïng trimmed 60 days and 300 days after the confinement for precaution by problems with their claws.
We didn´t do all the cows by our own, the Business assistant comes to trim and check their hooves.
These people can do this faster and they have more experience. My father has also experience, but there is a lot to do on the farm, so sometimes he trims a cow when she´s lame.
Now the sheep have beautiful nails, also we have two goats with their kids.
The goats were surprised when I came with a nail clipper. You must be powerful to put the goat on his(her) ass. The goat has long nails, that means a lot of work to make them nice and shiny.
The result was very nice, the goats are all now smiling and happy. That day a friend came to look at the farm. I did explain what I was doing that day, so she said: ‘You gave the goats new shoes. It looks great.’ Yeah, I’m thinking by myself, today I gave the goats new shoes, I’m proud of myself.