The ewes are lying in the field looking fatter and more uncomfortable than ever. The first due date is past and their udders are swelling, but they are still hanging on to their lambs.
This morning was the first of the early checks and the girls all looked faintly surprised to see us in their field at such an inhuman hour. What on earth could the people be doing up at that hour?!
I'm so looking forward to my second crop of Galtress Ptolemy lambs. Last year (see the archive of posts starting in April 2010 for photos) there was a wonderful array of spots and colours. That for me is one of the wonderful things about Shetland Sheep, if you're breeding for patterns you never know just what you are going to get!