We have our first Shetland lambs! Aniseed surprised us all by producing these two little ones yesterday. She didn’t get marked by the ram, and for a while I didn’t even think she was expecting. These are her first lambs and she’s doing a great job of being mum to them. I’ve named them Tobermory and Talisker (Toby and Tallie for short) – all our Shetland lambs this year will be named after places we saw in the Hebrides last autumn.
Next we’re waiting for our Ryeland ewe Coffee to deliver her lambs. She was the one we expected first, but she’s keeping us all hanging on for a while.
Also, have you seen Lambcam? It’s now up and running., so you can see images from our webcam in the Ryeland barn, updated live online.