16 May 2016

Drinking in the Sunshine

The weather lately has been stunning. Trees are green, grass is green, the sky is green - I mean, blue. A sunny Sunday was the perfect time to just bring a garden chair into the yard and let my flock explore in the sunshine. It was so relaxing.

Nobby is massive compared to the girls - he is two months their senior, after all. Honey, on his left, is the youngest and smallest.

Margo is the largest of the girls...

...but even she is dwarfed by the largest member of the flock.

There's Rosie. She and Margo stick together.

Rosie, Margo and Honey:

The old drinker was of great interest to everyone.

Bright sunshine casts dark shadows.

I love how my flock - well - flocks together.

I'd shut the big gates across the lane so there was no wandering to the road, no matter how much Blue Belle wanted to.

Nobby was very sweet and kept coming over to check on me.


Investigations well underway - and Millie being dainty.

Margo got so caught up in nibbling a bucket that she didn't notice everyone else wandering off - time for a quick scratch before she went off to find everyone.

Blue Belle wishes she was this tall.

The little lambs were all fascinated by the giant Not Sheep.

Nobby is used to Blue Belle already, but for the smaller lambs this was their first time meeting her and they were still a little intimidated by her size.

In fact the lambs and Blue Belle all came back to check on me from time to time.

(Where is Margo going?)

Rosie looking fab.

However far they wandered, however, they would always return to the drinker. Millie can just about reach...

Honey and Margo.

On a hot day like this one, it's nice to have a refreshing drink.

Honey's ears! Enough said.

Blue Belle wanted to investigate the drinker too...

...so she scratched her bottom on it for about twenty minutes.

Yeah... the lambs kind of lost interest in the drinker at that point.


  1. Nice to see some sunshine. We have had only rain here. The lambs are all so precious