Come on now……. she called. They were playing in the field, the first fine day they had been able to get out to do so, in their young lives.
She called again as she opened the gate; come on now…..and they ambled toward her . The three lambs, two black ones, Suffolks, (their body wool will change to a cream colour as they mature) and a North Country Cheviot lamb and the two mums, obediently followed the farmer back into the barn.
it is too early for lambs to be out for any length of time. Today, a lull between storms, offered the first decent window of opportunity for these lambs to be introduced to pasture and, for their mums to eat a bit of grass. Even the remaining heavily pregnant Suffolk was able to contentedly waddle around the field. She also obediently trailed back in to the barn with the others.
The winds of the early hours of the morning had been strong enough to dry off surface water, giving just the right conditions for two or three hours time out in the ‘playground’.