Roly talks about the 'reset' button which is something we are programmed with that automatically switches when you have come through an extraordinary time! I think this happens to women who go through labour and go on to have more children and I think the same happens after lambing! It is an extremely intense time but somehow you ride the wave and come out the other side and move on from the sleepless nights, the ups and the downs and the cycle almost immediately starts again for next year!
The lambing sheds are alive with all the situations which occur during lambing time - an unexpected set of quads (amazing size, doing well), triplets, twins and singles who are at various stages of us trying to adopt a second lamb onto them so the triplet Mums aren't under such strain. Some orphan lambs who are being bottle fed, some weaker lambs who are still with their Mums but just need that bit of extra milk to keep them strong. The overriding atmosphere is still so special that so much new life is being born into the world and it is up to us that they get the opportunity of the best start possible.
We had the first of our open weekends last weekend and welcomed over 3000 visitors! Thank you to everyone who came along and to our friends and family who helped out. We were blessed with the weather and sorry to those who were queuing for a yummy lamb burger as we sold out! Please come back this weekend to have one!
We have also had some wonderful 'shepherds for the day' who have all experienced a typical day with us in the lambing sheds and helped deliver some wonderful lambs. Ben has tweeted about his experience! www.twitter.com/benshephard
Don't forget to let us know if you would like to order some lamb for Easter, we are taking lots of orders already so please let us know asap.
Molly is growing so fast and enjoying her time in the sheds already. Feeding time and all the ewes making a racket sends her off to sleep!
Camilla, Roly, Molly, Boris and Belle