Of snow, fat sheep, and lambs on the run…

It’s a snowy day outside.

The view from my bedroom...cold and white!

The view from my bedroom this morning…cold and white!

We’re still in the middle of winter, although lambs are starting to appear around the area. We’re waiting on ours still, and the sheep are wider than they are tall, which tells us that it won’t be too long!

The ram we had in was a blackface, and very handsome, so we’re hoping any lambs we get will also be lovely and black-faced (our sheep are bitzers), and that our stock will be improved by the new genetics coming in.

The ram we got in a few months back (named Ramone), and our flock of mixed breed sheep.

The ram we got in a few months back (named Ramone), and our little flock of mixed breed sheep.

I’m looking forward to the lambs coming. There’s nothing as much fun as seeing them jump around on the hillside, playing tag with each other and running around in little gangs. Here’s a great (short) BBC presentation about how lambs behave when they’re a few weeks old and get brave enough to leave their mothers. It’s right on the mark:

I’ll let you all know when our lambs arrive, and there will be lots of pics. In the meanwhile, stay warm, everyone here in frosty New Zealand!

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