New Life

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Born just a few hours before…..mother and brother doing well too.

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40 thoughts on “New Life”

    1. I have just changed mine to take a look…and I think it is a human shoulder.
      I’ll have to wear glasses to take photographs from now on.
      But, rest assured, if she is felt to be in need of a hat, hats will be provided by her doting minder….

    1. She and her brother are delightful…we woke up this morning, went down to feed the sheep…and there they were!
      It’s lovely to hear the ewe talk to them…a low reassuring noise most unlike her usual indignant bleat when the food isn’t being dished up with sufficient speed.

      1. I haven’t been around sheep for over fifty years and am rediscovering how much I like them…..lambs are a bonus!
        Hide this from your boys….youngsters can be persistent and you have enough going on in your life!

  1. How gorgeous is that? And the lamb isn’t bad either. She’s lovely… what a wonderful treat to witness this on your own land!

    1. ‘That’ is a tribute to the work of the Costa Rican health service….next to moribund when we left France…and look at him now!

      I had forgotten how much a lamb will develop in its first day….and on day two they are both much more confident, exploring their shelter and going nose to nose with the other ewes in the flock on the other side of the wire.

  2. Congratulations to all concerned. What a little beauty and, erm, a big beauty too, if I might be so bold. πŸ™‚

    She does look as if she’s wearing a hat, that was my first thought until closer inspection revealed that brown and manly shoulder.

    Well done!

    1. As I said to Craig, all the work of the Costa Rican health service…but not bad for an OAP after chemotherapy and umpteen comas and paralysis!

      I must try to do better with the camera….

  3. Oh how lovely! πŸ™‚ Love the rumbling-chuntering sound the ewes make when ‘talking’ to their lambs..

    We could do with a few sheep to get our grass in order!

  4. Lovely photo. Our neighbour has many of them at the moment running around the paddock close to our house. They really are so cute at this age.. Take care Diane

  5. Watching lambs being born in the fields that surrounded our last home in the pennine hamlet of Mankinholes was always a treat. This little one looks sturdy and healthy…. I’m always amazed at how quickly they grow. Their lives as sweet little nursery rhyme creatures isn’t very long is it. How soon will it be before he’s in someone’s freezer ? J.x

  6. Lambs? do me a favour!
    I can’t move for falling over them.

    But they are delightful, I admit. I stand and stare and feel so very sorry that they’ll end up on my dinner plate in the not too distant future. But grown sheep are stupid, smelly creatures, whose main aim in life is to leave it.

    I like the handsome chap. Is he yours?

    1. I’ve been away from sheep for years…so the renewal of acquaintance is a pleasure.
      My grandfather farmed and used to reckon that while goats and horses would give up under stress or ill health, sheep and cattle would keep going through anything.

      The chap is indeed mine……

  7. Awwww, spring is here for sure. πŸ™‚ Costa Rica must be a much more hospitable environment for a new little lamb than a Scottish or Welsh mountain, Helen, especially this year.

    1. Sheep aren’t common here…and this breed – very much crossed – has hair instead of wool.
      It still pays to stable them at night – coyotes, jaguarundis, etc., and to keep them out of the torrential rain, but yes, you are right, a more hospitable welcome to the world indeed.

  8. Lovely photo! On holiday in Rye a few weeks ago we watched a lamb being born on the bleak, snowy marshes near Camber Castle. Your little chap looks like he had a much warmer welcome into the world πŸ™‚

    1. It’s something I don’t understand…my grandfather farmed and he had his ewes down off the hill for lambing under shelter every year…what is it with modern farmers that they don’t?

      1. Yes – I was worried about the poor little fellow. Short of tucking him under my anorak and taking him back to the hotel there was very little I could do… Still, the ewe seemed to know what she was doing, and he was on his feet remarkably quickly. Animals are amazing aren’t they.

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