For those of you who do not know who Aggee is she has a blog post all her own. It is about how she nearly died as a lamb and how the Aga and my shepherding twitter friends kept me going through the night.

Aggee With a Milk Beard

Aggee With a Milk Beard

I always work the hardest for the first lambs born as I hope the rest will be easier. At the bottom of this post you can read about Aggee’s early days.

Aggee as a Lamb

Aggee Lamb Amongst the Daisies

As you can see Aggee doesn’t have any white markings, she is a Zwartbles half breed.

Aggee as a Lamb

Aggee in the Daffodils

Her Mother is a Suffolk Texel cross what most people here in Ireland would see as a normal commercial sheep. She is all that remain of my old flock of “normal” sheep.

Aggee's Mother with Her Triplets

Aggee’s Mother with Her 2013 Triplets

Aggee had many adventures with the boys and loved trying to help out but usually got in the way.

Aggee Trying Hard to be a Dog

Aggee Trying Hard to be a Dog

Aggee As Part of the Black Dog Gang

Aggee As Part of the Black Dog Gang

Even the cat shepherd Mr Bodacious had a hand in raising little Aggee.

Aggee & Bodacious

Aggee & Bodacious

So back from memory lane and Aggee as a young one. She needed ear tags and as so many people know of her I felt she needed custom made tags so people could spot her for themselves in the field and see that she was alive and well.

Into the Shoot She Goes

Into the Shoot She Goes

Looking Around & wondering What Would Happen Next

Looking Around & wondering What Will Happen Next

I dip my tags in Iodine before I insert them into the ears as I have found this prevents infection.

Tag Preparation

Tag Preparation

The first tag in is the one with the traceability micro chip.

Right Ear Has Micro Chipped Tag

Right Ear Has Micro Chipped Tag

Left Ear is Normal Tag

Left Ear is Normal Tag

Here is Aggee’s first blog post written in the spring of last year.

http://zwartblesireland.com/2012/the-aga-saga-a-lamb-saved-twitter-support/

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