24 March 2019

Shirley and Maggie and Their Lambs

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Shirley had twins! I am so pleased. Last year she had a dead ewe lamb and she was clearly upset about it, pining for a few days. Now she has two little lambs, a boy and a girl, and she's a very happy sheep.





Another Mule has twins too.



Last year, this Mule adopted a pet lamb of ours, only for that too to end in disaster. She's very happy with her new family.











This Kerry Hill cross was the result of a successful lamb adoption two years ago, and now she has a lamb of her own.



Speaking of lamb adoption, Maggie has found herself in the lamb adoption crate. I pulled two whoppers of lambs out of her which was quite the job, and then she didn't want them. All she would do is hit them away if they came near her. So into the crate she went, and after a couple of days she loved her lambs a lot and now she's out in the field and very happy.





This is the boy.



And this is the girl.





Shirley is so pretty with those rich brown eyes and that ombré coat.



Her lambs, a girl and a boy, are super cute too.







Still lots of lambs to come!

20 March 2019

Bridget Gets Out

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The warmer temperatures have started to come in - I spent today working in my T-shirt! We put the first batch of almost fifty ewes and their lambs out into the field. Penny and Bridget stayed in the individual pen and after the other sheep were out I put the halter on Penny and walked her out. She was happy to see grass and her friends again.









She's being a good mummy to Bridget, keeping a close eye on her.



Everything is new and a bit scary for little Bridget. She'll settle in no time.








I checked the rest of the ewes on Sunday and only Cilla seems to be pregnant. She's certainly got a tummy on her.





Little tongue!





She's so much like her mum Penny.





Motherly love.







The same eyes.



Snack time.



Bridget is so expressive and silly!









The sheep all wandered around until they were in Blue Belle's little summer field.









Lots to play with here.









She's very lanky like her sister Bea.







I'm so pleased to see her go out to the field.



Welcome to the flock, Bridget!