Firstly to appease your love of the fluffy cat one photo from the cute photos from Zimbabwe album thanks to my sister-in -law. I bet you never knew they were a flock animal.
So we have finished our first lambing of the year, well actually we thought that was the case until Gavin arrived at the shed to discover a frolicking newborn in the sunshine. After some calculations it corresponds with the week one of our rams spent every day jumping the fence to get in with the girls on the other side. So in theory there will be very few births until April now so a bit of down time to catch up. I was sent a very appropriate picture on Facebook referring to the appearance of my husband at the end of lambing, so here is a picture referring to the appearance of his car at the end of lambing. Wow, where do we all sit. Actually underneath a lot of items. Obviously the down time can be spent on some personal and car repairs and maintenance.
Some of our girls were released into the sunshine today its always amusing as they try and make the decision about whether they really ought to venture out or whether it is safer inside. Yes these are in the correct order below. They always go and look, then go back inside, then have to be encouraged out.
The lambs will have to stay in a little longer the risk from foxes is still too great to allow them to sleep outside not to mention the sudden change of weather that can still happen in this area so early on in the year. Enjoy the sunshine that the next few days have to offer in the Dordogne, and enjoy a normal day of sunshine to all of you who read this in sunnier climes. My apologies to those of you in UK or Canada where sunshine and warmth is still a dream of the future.
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