Monday, 17 May 2010

the misfits.....

today i thought i would give you a general update on our group of misfits...

they all seem to be doing o.k, we have had a few issues with sore feet but a quick trim and clean up seems to have solved all hobbling :)

they are still wearing their huge coats as the weather is not quite warm enough for shearing yet - it will be an incredible shock to them as they are carrying a good few years fleece....

they are all eating very, very well, both hay and sheep food and little jimmy lamb is merrily working his way through bags of lamb milk powder!

dear hilde still shows no signs of giving birth ...


she spends most of her day resting and looking so gentle and sweet..



she will now eat happily out of my hand x

jimmys mama has had a really sore foot :(



lots of limping which was not helped by the fact she spends her day watching and running after her lamb....
we have given her feet a good trim and the foot spray has helped hugely...



she is still a little wary but will eat out of my hand but backing away if i even move an inch!

her little chap jimmy (named after the man who assisted in his delivery in to the world) is growing at an alarming rate...



life is one huge adventure for this boy...




he now leaps up on my lap at bottle time and is just starting to enjoy solid lamb feed too x


jimmy's best mate is jack....

oh boy - what a character this boy is..

i sit for ages in the field watching his antics - the whole flock adore him and he gets away with being so naughty!

today he was sunbathing and i watched as he slipped in to a deep snooze...




slowly, slowly he started to tip over...

going
going
going




and then he was down!!





he will now play around me and even stole a chocolate wrapper out of my coat pocket today..
will not accept food from my hand yet but i can stroke him without causing him any alarm x

jacks mama is a funny girl...



you can see that she desperately wants to come closer but she is just not quite brave enough yet...

and as for nora?
well...


she took a pee right in front of me the other day and it would seem that nora is in fact a norman...
hey ho!

here is a picture of the two lambs together..




it shows that even though jimmy is being bottle fed it is not affecting his growth at all...
they are such great pals x

the raffle is still in motion..
still waiting for Everyclick....
still accepting any prize donations *ahem*

prizes received so far can now be viewed on our website ..

back soon

t x

5 comments:

xo.sorcha.ox said...

In our part of the world, the ewes are lambing at the moment, and I get to see them scampering about in the paddocks each morning on my way to work. I dont quite understand why farmers here lamb at the start of Winter; it doesnt snow, but it does get pretty damn cold and I always worry that the lambs will suffer too much. :( Lambing is conducted in Spring as well. (shrug) I was just saying to SJ the other morning how I wish I had a pet lamb, to which he replied, "They grow into sheep, you know, and where in the hell is a sheep going to fit in the back yard? And what will it eat? We cant even grow grass!". I guess my dreams of having a pet lamb will just have to wait until I have a farm of my own (which is a whole other dream in itself). :)
Keep up the fantastic, inspiring work! :)
~S.

French Knots said...

I am a Mama who spends her days running around after a little one - perhaps I need my feet doing too?!
Lovely to see your new additions settling in and responding to your loving care.xx

:: CCB's Knit-Knacks :: said...

I just love those photos of Jack! So very, very sweet. CindyCB :)

lynnie said...

thanks for a lovely post..sounds like a little bit of heaven ..lynnie

Knittynutter. said...

lovely
so glad they are settling
love to follow the progress
hugs to them all,
when they will let you!!