20 January 2020

A Sunday Walk With Charlotte and Holly

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Yesterday was pretty cold but hey, it was dry! After a week of rain and over a month without a wee walkabout somewhere, I was itching to get out. We ended up in Dundrum.

Susan was doing me a favour and testing out a collar and lead I had made the previous week.

Our walk took us on a path just above the bay. (If you look closely, the boat is called Danny Buoy, hehe.)

Charlotte and Holly joined us - and they were wearing matching outfits.

Susan was wearing a cuddly snood hand knitted for her for Christmas by @herman_the_collie on Instagram.

I hadn't been on this path before and it was really nice looking down at the bay.

Holly was snuggly.

A lovely wee afternoon out and just what I needed.

14 January 2020

Pure Gold

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Another sunset with my beloved pet sheep - but what else have you come to expect from me? Bob led the charge but was quickly overtaken by the young ladies he and Esther have been babysitting over winter.

I went out determined to get some decent portraits of Tilly. The only problem with a sheep as friendly as Tilly is that she's always glued to my leg and I can't get far enough away for pictures. So I brought some help with me to distract her.

It turned out everyone was scared of my helper. They huddled at the gate.

The sunset was really nice.

Esther, despite being quite clingy herself, is still good at getting her picture taken. If I back away to take a picture, she simple can't be bothered to follow me right away.

Bridget is still a nervous lady.

Tilly again.

And who was my helper you ask. It was Fly.

Pip used to do this job for me so I'm glad Fly is able to do it too. A gentle girl.

10 January 2020

Double Trouble

Last week while checking the sheep my dad was surprised by twin lambs standing in the field; the bare, muddy field that the ewes stay in over Christmas and New Year. He had noticed this old Dorset cross ewe had a bit of an elder but we both put it down to her age. These two proved us wrong.

Dad did a great job and managed at catch them both and get them out of the muddy field and into one with some nice grass. There's a boy and a girl (the boy is the one at the back with the very pink nose) and of course they are adorable little babies.

Of course we are not due to start lambing until March so we're not exactly sure how these two came about but hey ho! They're strong and healthy and mummy is taking good care of them.

Incidentally, it was very cold while I was taking these pictures. The mountains were topped with snow and there was rain coming. Looked amazing, though!