The cats took advantage of the few days of sunshine with actual warmth in it that we had this week. Peaches to the left and Bluey to the right.
We seem to be easing gently into the second lambing period this week, not having had precisely a rest period, as we purchased some young lambs to rear by hand from a dairy farmer in the Pyrenees to try and compensate for our loss of lambs due to the dog attack last year. Still no repayment from the insurance company by the way. They look quite different from our own lambs more leggy and tall enough to do things like jump fences and eat washing hanging on the line, more like goats in fact with regard to their behaviour, than sheep.
The little darlings took about an hour to feed three times a day and are now on twice a day feeding and a little more competent at it so only 45 minutes to feed each time. As you can imagine in an already hectic schedule feeding time is taking a lot of time and the seond lambing is rearing its ugly head. In theory we were supposed to have weaned or nearly weaned all of the first lambings babies. Ho hum we must be very wicked people.
See you all soon