Friday, January 28, 2011

Way to Go Humbug !

A lovely surprise in the barn yesterday morning.

Humbug has a gorgeous daughter. I must admit it took us completely by surprise. We weren't expecting lambs until April. So much for our careful breeding plan and flushing schedule ! Over the 5 years of lambing I have learned not to be too surprised as anything can, (and does) happen.

Needless to say Simon spent the day getting the jug ready, sorting out heatlamps and hay. Not that this little girl needs the heat lamp, she is strong and healthy and it is warm out at the moment but we want to be ready in case any other lambs arrive. The camera is up now in the other part of the barn where the ewes sleep so we can keep an eye on them without the trek out to the barn. The lambing kit is ready,
                                                             and hopefully now, so are we !

1 comment:

Marlene said...

Awwww, a precious new little life. Congratulations.