Saturday, February 28, 2009

An Early Primrose

I know it's a bit early for spring flowers, but here is a lovely Primrose who arrived early Thursday morning. (4am to be precise, I know that 'coz we were there ) Doesn't she have a lovely Babydoll smile !

There is something really magical about watching a lamb being born a helpless, vulnerable, tiny creature that within minutes, (hopefully) is up staggering around looking for it's first meal.

Her Mum is Humbug. I'm so glad she had a nice lamb this year. Last year Humbug's lamb was stillborn, and, call me daft, I felt really sorry for her as she seemed left out as the others all had their lambs.

Here are the three musketeers hurtling up the field.........

........So they could have a meeting.

Only one ewe left to lamb, our Babyrom Cashew,

so how about it Cashew ?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Spring Snowdrops

Here are some little snowdrop flowers peeking out in the garden.

And here is our other Snowdrop, Pompom's lamb that was born on Monday.

She had a tough and arduous journey into the world. Our poor little Pompom struggled bravely but Simon had to be "Vitinry" and help her out. Snowdrop was stuck and it took quite a while to extricate her. I was scared for all 3 of them but eventually she was out, weak, with fluid in her lungs but a strong heartbeat. This one is a fighter. She is also a VERY good sized lamb. She weighed more when she was born than Rose at 3 days old !

So after a few days recovery they are out and about in the meadow.

Here she is enjoying the sunshine.

I thought I'd show you this colourful marmalade I made while I was home today. I made it with organic oranges, lemons and grapefruits from Sunshine Organics.

It's been nice to be around today to keep an eye on the sheep. I've been keeping a particular eye on Humbug who is looking very uncomfortable and keeping apart from the others.

Hmmmm, will she be next I wonder ? Stay tuned for the latest Periwinkle News !!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Say Hi to Rosie

Here she is, the second lamb of the year.

She arrived on Valentine's Day so naming her was easy.

She is our Valentine's Rose.

Her Mum is Dandelion, (who was quite relieved not to have twins this year).

And just for a bit of colour on the blog here is some pink yarn I spun up.

That's all for now, but watch this space, I'll have a story to tell you about Pompom's lamb.

Friday, February 13, 2009

First Lamb of '09

This little one arrived on Wednesday morning.

Isn't she sweet ! Marmite is the proud mother. Here they are on her first trip out of the barn.

Which was just way too exciting for her so she flaked out for a nap in the sun.

That's all for now.....

Hopefully more to follow !