Well at last we have a bit of Spring and if you look very closely at my not very brilliant telephone camera photos you will see the evidence with our lovely friends the Cranes (the little black spots in the big blue bit) flying North again, and amazingly they are pretty much flying on the same day as they have been ever since we moved here.
You are quite correct there was no blog last week and I have no excuse other than fatigue from quite a hectic week. Since we last communicated we have had 60 lambs so in between bottle feeding, shoveling silage (about 400 kilos a day) feeding hay, carting water and moving fences not to mention running the butchery there is not a huge amount of time left. So onward and upward.
Here is a series of photos when all the technology and the lighting and the sheep all come together in the right place at the right time. I do think that the old girl is looking rather relieved in the final photo and probably saying well thank goodness that is all over. What you don't see is that at the end of it all she yawns quite a few times and Gavin tells me they all seem to do that, and that they are probably smelling the air to get a strong bond formed between Mum and baby.
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