Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Double DOUBLE Trouble !

So when I left to help out at Seedy Saturday we had one lamb, Sienna.
When I came back, Cashew had given birth to twins. They were very small and weak. She was on her own as Simon was away in the afternoon too. Our power was out so I ran down the road to our neighbours to use her phone to call him home. We got them eating, a boy and a girl, but we were quite concerned about them. The girl was particularly TINY and the boy had something up with his leg, (we think Cashew may have stood on him by mistake).

But all is well so far, (day 3). Here is the little ram. His name is Ochre. His leg is fine now and he runs around no problem.
Here is the little ewe, her name is China. She's a little fighter and has been gaining weight since Saturday.
Aren't they sweet ?
Later that evening we were out with Cashew and the twins. We had put Marmite in the camera barn so we could keep an eye on her when all of a sudden I heard a new born lamb crying. Marmite had given birth to black twins. They were very lively and she licked them off and they were up and eating within minutes. A very different scenario to Cashew's twins.

Here they are on day 3 out and about in the orchard.

And a photo op with the shepherd.

Marmite is keeping a close eye on them !

And one last one of the littlest members of the flock.

I just love the kneepads

Friday, March 12, 2010

First Lamb of 2010

Here she is !
   Brand new, with her Mum, Humbug.

We decided on colours as a bit of a theme this year. Her name is Sienna.

Both Mum and daughter are doing great. Humbug is a very good and patient mother.

Sienna is very curious and met her first monkey puzzle tree today.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Hello from Quatchi

He is wearing his Olympic red mittens that I made him. The pattern is courtesy of Pogknits who came up with them and posted a free pattern.

They are  the most popular souvenir from the games so I thought it was fitting our little office mascot should have a pair of his own.