Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Life - for a limited time only.
I'm so sad today. Robina's gorgeous little spotted lamb who was born yesterday is no more. Despite the fact that Chris and I have been checking the girls every four hours day and night, she must have been taken by a predator some time in the small hours of the morning. We suspect a fox but it could have been a badger, pine martin or even an eagle. There is no body, it is as though she vanished into thin air. Absolutely heartbroken and poor Robina just wanders around the field bleating for her lost lamb. I know that lambing outdoors is healthier but at this moment I do miss the security of locking the newbies in a building over night. I don't blame the predator, whatever it was, but I've been doing my best to look after them and now I feel awful. I suppose it was just one of those things. Chris will be sitting off tonight to keep watch over them all.