3 March 2021

Two Twins

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After Tilly had her twins in January, I had to wait a full three weeks with bated breath for another of my pet ewes to lamb. I spotted Flora in the early stages of labour one morning and fetched her from the field. By mid afternoon those babies were ready to be born. The first one was so big that Flora needed help. She had a boy and a girl in the end.

As if that wasn't enough excitement for one week, the very next day Rosie had twins as well, also a boy and a girl. I managed to photograph them the day after they were born and Flora's lambs too.

This is Rosie's ewe lamb, Daisy. Her mini-me!

Her brother Dylan.

Flora's lambs are chalk and cheese. This is her huge ram lamb Dexter - he's very laid back.

Meanwhile his littler sister Dixie is full of the same manic attitude that Flora had when she was a lamb.

Rosie is so sweet with her babies.

A rare moment of calm from Dixie.

18 February 2021

A Lingering Winter Chill

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January was a very cold month for us. I took a lot of snow photos and I thought it best to put them all on the one post, otherwise I'll probably still be posting them in May!

Fly in front of the clipping house.

Flora.

Penny.

Tilly before she had her lambs.

All of the ewes had been wrapped up against the cold and snow was stuck to their fleeces.

Millie.

Heather.

Rosie.

Caldwell.

Susan on the same morning as the sun was rising.

She's so precious.

That evening I was still out, making the most of the snowy weather. (Little did I know I would be getting more than plenty opportunities for snow photos!) Fly and Teddy were posing for me on the quad.

Sunlight on snow is always beautiful.

Jess and Susan on the boulders.

Jess and Susan also helped me to check on the sheep.

Another day, still snowy. I got this very pretty photo of Caldwell.

I was still waiting for my ewes to lamb so I was keeping a very close eye on them.

Checking on the other ewes with Teddy.

Jess posing again.

Connie keeping an eye on us.

Expectation...

...versus reality!

Fly and Jess.

And we end this post as we began, with Fly outside the clipping house.

So much choice for Christmas cards!