We have entered a slightly calmer period in the life of the farm as the main lambing has finished and we are just dealing with the general upkeep of 250ish babies and the entourage of mummy sheep. Oh yes and any stragglers that are still waiting to give birth. Thank goodness the grass is growing so there is less silage to dig and cart around in buckets.
We moved the flock from one field to another this week, which meant using the trailer, a first for all of the lambs. If I hadn't had my hands full chasing lambs up and down the field with Gavin, Patrick and Number 3 then you would have had some rather hysterical shots of 4 people, 2 dogs and 100 or so naughty lambs running in every direction conceivable, except the right one which was through the gate and down to the tunnel. I have no doubt that all passing traffic on the D730 that day was doubled up laughing at our antics. In fact I was quite surprised that there were no collisions.
I wonder if you can be prosecuted for being too much of a distraction at the side of the road?
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