I thought my nursing days were over. (Don't panic kids). But instead of 2-legged children I have 5(!) 4-legged children demanding food at all hours of the day and night. In our garden/square of muddy grass we have 5 lambs all unwanted by their mothers all being bottle fed. Now usually I am accustomed to having lambs around the house and often they are in quite large quantities. However this year we have a triplet in the group "39" and he obviously chatted a lot to his siblings whilst inside his mother because all he does is baa...... He can also escape through the gate because he is small and if you are not careful follows you up the road. The picture below shows how they never stop moving Patrick says I should video them but it is tricky doing the down and up loading here. I can safely say that food is easier to photogaph than 2 week old lambs.
I have noticed how lovely and long the evenings have become and also how early the mornings begin, and what a pleasure to get out of bed and not have to put 5 layers of waterproof gear on before you race to the car to do the first school run at 6.30am. I finally took a photo of the finished cladding on the tobacco barn unfortunately I did not use the childrens camera so the quality is not great.
I am being called once more by "39" and also the dog who wants to be let in.
See you all soon
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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