In September I posted about the 7 pregnant Poll Dorset sheep that a young farmer in our village had put in our paddock. I predicted “pastoral scenes, evenly-cropped grass… with pre-Christmas lambs in prospect…”. The sheep were removed for a month or so to let the grass regrow. Yesterday morning there was an unusual sound coming from the field. Rounding the corner of the house we saw a single tiny lamb, 2 days old, mewing rather piteously.
Number 2: the first in its field…
It was soon joined by twin lambs a few days older
Then came the 2 mothers. Then the 5 still-pregnant sheep waddled into the field, all due to lamb within the next 3 weeks. Here’s one of the proud mothers.
The sheep and lambs were numbered so it was easy tell which belonged to which. But whereas the mothers also knew their own lambs, it was taking the lambs a while to cotton on to the numbering system…
Number 2 has still to get the hang of the system…
Pretty lambs all in a row
6 thoughts on “FIRST OF THE WINTER LAMBS IN DORSET”
So adorable! ❤
Very difficult not to spend all day watching them!
Right, they are sooooo cute!!
They are pretty irresistible. And irresistibly pretty. Princess Berry (8) has a very pragmatic view of lambs both as ultra cute, and as food, which I admire in one so young!
Are the lambs difficult to catch? Amelia
We didn’t try when they were first put in the field – we wanted to let them all settle down happily. Then the ram arrived… We’ve mostly been in London since then, but planning some quality lamb time next week!