Once shorn of her outer coat, last year’s youngest girl will be almost the same size as this year’s oldest boy with his springy, thick lamb’s fleece. We are on the waiting list for the shearer now, as it has been a long time since we had a new lamb born. The ewes’ milk is naturally drying: the lambs still run up for a reassuring drink, but I notice that they are often disappointed and rush round to the other teat before mum walks off. Certainly the lambs are munching hedges and even the grass along with the older sheep.
So I think that it is “Time to say goodbye” to my lambing blog for you. I know that you and your parents have enjoyed the lamb tales (tails), from your many emails- thankyou. It has been such fun taking photos and collecting stories to cheer you through this unusual spring.
“Time to say goodbye” by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L_yCwFD6Jo&t=309s I hope you saw Andrea Bocelli’s beautiful performance from Milan Cathedral, early in lockdown. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huTUOek4LgU
It has also been a lovely opportunity to select music for you to watch or sing. So here is a final sing-along to enjoy, my only excuse being lyrics about a lamb “on England’s pleasant pastures seen!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sERiPuOQyvo