Friday, 30 April 2010

Sheilhope Gruna's little girl

Born just this morning :-)

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

More spots!

Ruby lambed a stunning little tup today. Life is good sometimes!

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Lambs at last and a colour puzzle!!

I'm so tired that this is mostly just going to be a post filled with gratuitous lamb photos, but I hope that you all enjoy. The current lamb count is 1 single and 3 sets of twins. 2 tups and 5 ewes!! Galtress Ptolemy fathered all of these lambs.
 I really need help from all you Shetland Sheep experts in identifying the colour of this little girl. She is one of Bartiestown Rosy's twins and is the same colour as a blue border collie!
 This is her sister
The little blue girl was very yellow at birth.
 Sheilhope Gula had a lovely katmoget tup lamb. He has been named Brenfield after the Estate that he was born on.
Todhill Robina had a super pair of spotted lambs. The grey krunet is a ewe and the Ilget (?) yuglet is a tup.

Sheilhope Geherda had a beautifully marked pair of fawn katmoget ewe lambs.

I do have tales to tell of ewes stealing lambs and as a result I have a little pet to introduce you to. Right now though I need bath, beer, food and sleep in that order!

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Passing the time...

The sun has been shining and providing perfect weather for lambs to be born...
And yet we are still waiting...
And waiting...
And waiting!
So what have I been doing while I've been waiting?
A bit of this...
 a bit of that...
A bit of admiring my coming fleece "crop"...
And a spot of sight seeing around Oban with my Mam and sister Kate when they came to visit...
Bizzarely, since I did pretty much nothing but work last year and rarely had a whole day to myself, I still hadn't looked around our closest big town.
It's actually lovely, at least on a sunny day, and we had a really nice time together exploring.
And now the rain has blown in so you can guarantee that lambs will begin appearing!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Silent Sunday Morning

Early morning horse catching.