Thursday, 6 March 2008

Watching and waiting ...

Just after lunchtime today a little white splodge appeared behind a sheep in the field above our cottage.  We watched through binoculars as its mother licked it clean and rolled it over.  We saw it wobble on weak knees for almost 20 minutes until it finally stood up and fed. Life. Lovely.

An hour ago another splodge appeared near to the first one.  The mother sheep did not lick it clean or roll it over.  It didn't move.  Half an hour later the farmer strode up the field and gathered it under his arm.  The mother sheep did not seem to notice.  We leaned over the wall to get his phone number and answer his questions.  It is still breathing but its eyes are closed. It's tiny.

Just three hours old, lamb number one is running about behind its mother.  Lamb number two is in the warming oven of the farmer's rayburn. You never know, he said.  

5 comments:

Miss Tickle said...

You never do, and we often had lambs in our aga and it often worked!

PS. I tagged you. All. xx

trousers said...

Do give us an update, won't you, when you hear any news?

Beanz said...

OMG come on lamb2.

Stray said...

Aw lovely Ms Tickle, I am filled with hope ... thanks for the tag :) I shall go look but I am a bit busy playing SET!

Oh trousers, rest assured, there shall be news either way ...

Thanks beanz - I'll tell the farmer you've got your paws crossed.

Sx

Böbø said...

It's always the ones that have to go into the warming oven that end up more interesting.