The end of August is weaning time for the lambs. At this stage they are almost 5 months old and eating mostly grass with the odd sip of milk. The ewes need to be separated from the lambs to stop them producing milk, this allows them to regain their good condition in readiness for visiting the ram in November (thats him looking on). The lambs are almost weaned naturally at this stage and the process is pretty calm; a bit of calling in the first evening and morning then all quiet. I have to keep the ewes on a low nutrient diet of hay and water to minimiser the milk they produce. This helps prevent a disease called mastitis. Ewes which develop mastitis will struggle to produce sufficient milk from their udders in the following years.