The flocks were shorn twice annually (a practice common to several Asiatic countries), and the ewes yeaned twice a year.
The ewes lamb from early in January till the end of February.
Weak ewes, not safe to survive the hardships of spring, are brought in to better pasture during February and March.
In the sheep section of the Smithfield show the classes for ewes were finally abolished in 1898, and the classes restricted to wethers and wether lambs, whose function is exclusively the production of meat.
Ewes Water, which falls into the river, is spanned by a two-arched bridge, 1 m.