|Daniel is on the left, George on the right|
We have a pet lamb box - any spare lambs without mums get to live there until we find them a new mum - a bit like a temporary foster home. Sometimes we manage to adopt these lambs as pets when H can't find them a better mum. Last year we have Ritchie and Parsnip and the year before Ritchie (V1). Yes, Ritchie (McCaw) is a bit of a hero around here. Ritchie (V2) is my avatar(?) pic.
Lambs are great pets - they are very dependent on us for a while, then grow up to be independent - or in many cases - take a trip away on a big truck. They are super cuddly in the meantime and are very cute! They're a good size for a four year old and well - they're just plain great for a farm kid. Excuses to my mum - she often ends up with at least ten 'pets' - that's not fun!
|Daniel with the orange marks - he was one of a set of twins and H marks them the same so we can keep them together|
The plan this year was to have a little girl (ewe) lamb - but our wee Raspberry didn't last long - its been a bit emotional for mum and K. Finally we have two that H has let us name and they are doing really well. K has named them after a preschool friend (Daniel) and a favourite character (George, from Peppa Pig). They also have a new home in the corner of my garden. :-)
Also - good news - my sewing machine was easy to fix! Yeah!