This last week has been a week of lambs and interrupted nights – it’s not easy trying to sleep when you have a LambCam TV set next to the bed. And it’s on all night – both sound and picture – in case any of the ewes in the maternity stable start to give birth.
Note to all ewes: teeth grinding is not good for you.
It all began on Saturday morning when the first ewe produced twin girls (see above – click on any of the pictures to get the full size photo). All the lambs are three-quarters Suffolk, one quarter Rouge d’Ouest.
Then on Wednesday the boys took over and we had two sets of twins. Both sets had one darker twin and one spotty twin. This one is the brother of the lamb at the top of this post.
And here are the other two. They are only a day old in this picture and already they move so fast that a nose can move out of shot between the finger press and the picture being taken.
Chris Dolley is an English author living in France with a frightening number of animals. His novel – Resonance (Baen) – can be downloaded for free here. More information about his other work can be found on his BVC bookshelf .
International Kittens of Mystery. If you like a laugh and looking at cute kitten pictures this is the book for you. It’s a glance inside the International Kittens of Mystery – the only organisation on the planet with a plan to deal with a giant ball of wool on a collision course with Earth. Forget Bruce Willis and his team of miners. Send for the kitties!