6 April 2020

Feeding Morag's Lambs

Naughty Morag - she got away with it again! Last year she had her first lamb, Bonnie, who she did lick but she didn't have enough milk for. On 17th March she needed help giving birth to twins, and this time there was no licking and not much milk either. Eventually the lambs ended up in the kitchen and Morag ended up out in the field again to run on for another year.

The lambs are three weeks old tomorrow and doing exceptionally well.

This is Constance, or Connie for short. She is the spitting image of her sister from last year so I think they have the same father, that quiet Texel tip. She is the only one of the lambs who likes to be held. Rather than kicking and flailing like the others, she just settles in your arms. A wee sweetheart - long may it continue.

This is her brother Caldwell, another character.

He likes his milk too!

I was hoping that Bonnie would be a pet lamb last year as I have never had a pet lamb with any Scottish Blackface in them, but this year I am blessed with two! It's amazing how different they are from our other sheep. For a start they are very hairy. Fluff everywhere. Perfect for cuddles!

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