Well, lambs are popping out all over the place:
and, inevitably, some are not so happy and end up in the kitchen being bottle -fed. And some really make themselves at home and try to get hold of some hot food!
Cute for a while but then annoying so I am really grateful to Sarah who has lent me her dog / guineapig hurdles:
Now they have their own little den where they can make all the mess they want. I currently have three in what George describes as the Nursery, and am feeding them four times a day. luckily they have taken to the bottle well so it's not too much of a struggle and they should survive. (I spoke too soon, number four has just been carried through the door). Hopefully a couple can be put onto other ewes, but in the meantime I know there's work to do. it's not so bad when they are indoors, but when they are stronger and we put them out, it's a real pain - especially when it's raining!
Then, this afternoon, as I went to feed the geese, they were reluctant to come out.
I've been waiting what seems ages for this - I'm sure it's longer than a month - so I had a good look in the hut:
Is that a glimpse of yellow?
I'm so pleased! I don't know how many eggs she's sitting on - the other year she had nine! - but five or six would be really nice!