Breakfast Time

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Every morning we take some sheep nuts mixed with flaked maize to the tip lambs. The boys all come running over for their breakfast.



Well, once they have woken up, that is!



Jim and a friend.



Ah, here they come! (That's Andy on the right.)





I have since sold Andy, but he was always one of the first over for his breakfast.



This Mule lamb is easily identifiable by his huge horns.



More customers.



Fly watches from the quad.







I got another Zwartbles lamb - Sunny, first spotted here with his two sisters. He made friends with these two bigger tips.



The main flocks attended to, it's time to feed my pets. It's total chaos!



They get very excited.



Mmm, delicious!





Heather.



Cilla and Bob.



Lois.



Liz. (Note the dusty noses! Messy eaters, the lot of them.)



Cilla.



Olive.



For future reference, the various colours of Bob's bottom! And look at those fluffy hips!



Penny under Nobby's Tree.



Rosie.



Flora making sure she has gotten every last flake.



And that's the breakfast routine.

Firm Friends

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Esther and Flora have been friends since they both were in a tub in the kitchen. They're often spotted grazing together. They make a cute pair. They're both Texel Mules but they couldn't look much more different!



They both haven't been trained much with the halter, but enough for them to be comfortable with it. I don't take them out much but I really should.



Flora loves scratches.





And Esther has amazing eyelashes.



The Shuffle

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At the end of the summer we went to a sale looking for some tips and ended up coming home with some gorgeous ewe lambs instead - eight of them were Suffolk crosses like this one. I love these sheep. We used to have a lot of Suffolk in our flock and it's great to have them back.



All the lambs are getting big.







Abby and Annie are in this flock, separated from their mother Millie.





A Mule lamb.



We also got a few Cheviots on the same day we got the Suffolks - this is my favourite of them.





A nice Hampshire Down.



How can you not love Suffolks? They are gorgeous. My favourite breed of sheep.





Another nice face.



Annie enjoying the grass.



This old ewe has a very expressive face.



Margo, Millie, Maggie and Morag all ended up joining the main flock of ewes.















Like Annie and Abby, Andy and Angus were separated from their mum. They went to join the flock of tip lambs.





(And made friends with Jim.)







A Charollais face.



A Kerry Hill face.



And my Jim, a Zwartbles face.



All that reshuffling leaves me with a tiny flock of super friendly sheep that is a more manageable size. Penny and Cilla:



I love the pink in Cilla's nose.



Esther and Flora: