February is really preparation month on our farm. We are preparing for lambing which is due to start during the first week of March. The weather has still not been too good so the main task has been to supply the sheep with extra feed in the form of silage .The last few weeks of pregnancy are critical. They need extra rations, otherwise lambs and ewes will suffer. As well as feeding , pens are being made in the buildings to house the new born lambs and their mothers if the weather turns for the worse.