Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Our final lamb arrived on Sunday, a beautiful little ewe lamb. Almost a fortnight after the others, we had been watching Mairi anxiously for signs of impending birth, as she sailed over the field like a galleon in full sail, eating almost constantly. The worries from the lambing course about fat ewes and lambs which were too big were in my mind whenever I looked at her. But she knew what she was doing far better than I. On Sunday, when we came back from church, I noticed her down in the corner, and pretty soon we could see another white blur beside her. Through the binoculars I could see a strong lamb, up on its feet almost right away. We left them for most of the day, and at feeding time, James and I took down a bucket for Mairi. While she was eating, we had a quick cuddle of the lamb, and discovered it was a she. James was delighted and called her Sally. She is beautiful, with two black spots on here head, and little marks around her eyes like long eyelashes.
So, lambing is over for us this year. After a bad start with Maddie Mor (who is doing well now, thank you, the rest of the lambs arrived safely without any interference, and we are enjoying watching them bounce around the field - such a joyful happy sight.