Well the girls are released onto their lush green field next to their winter house being good and proceeding as requested. However, please observe on the left of the picture the naughty goat heading for an escape route onto the main road.
Happy girls some of them heavily pregnant. This is the first time we have kept them inside for such a long period and they are very unfit which is good for Gavin because they might not be quite so keen to escape.
And here they are chilled out, grazing, some of them lying down already to rest after the long walk uphill. One of my favourite sites white sheep on green grass. The older generation in the commune often tell us how nice it is to see animals outside, especially the frolicking lambs,
In Zimbabwe our first group of 10 sheep used to graze around our house. After they had just arrived during the early mornings we were often woken by the strangest noises and it took sometime to work out that it was the sound of the sheep chewing the grass. Funny you never really imagine it is going to be noisy but it is and that was only 10. There are 300 now and thankfully we are used to it and they are not always next to the house.
At last count there were 7 lambs born between 4am and 4pm this afternoon and looking at the girls this evening Gavin is going to be busy tonight.
See you all soon
I am farming sheep and goats on the Dordogne/Gironde border with my husband and our 3 children. We have an on farm butchery and sell our meat direct to the public via the markets and delivery points in our local area