Lambs are a huge distraction

We’re doing feeds four times a day that take absolutely ages.  The kid’s lambs suck up the milk in no time, but the older two are still learning how to use a bottle as it isn’t how they started out and it takes forever.  I’m trying not to dwell too much on their start or get attached.  I think the key is don’t look them in the eye.

Jigger is such a sweet wee thing...

Jigger is such a sweet wee thing…

Then the weather has rained and rained and rained and we got 25.8mm in one day.  The ground is really soggy and is making that sucky noise it makes as the water table returns to a more sensible level.  The up side is the water table is no longer above the surface of the lawn.

Strangely Hubby the Un-Gardener didn’t want to help me disassemble the greenhouse with his power tools in the rain.   I mean where is his commitment! But we did do some work inside the house and painted the Joeyosarus’s bedroom – which now looks lovely but is far from finished.

...  but then so is Meep!

… but then so is Meep!

An article in the news caught my eye.  They have proclaimed this winter to be the warmest since records began 1860.  The average temperature has been 9.5°C where it should normally have been 8.3°C.  I must be a big sook because I still think it was cold.  Spring is supposed to be warmer than normal too but they have also warned not to get too complacent as there are still opportunities for proper cold snaps and frosts in the spring.

The new greenhouse is bigger than the old one ...  I've marked it out with bamboo poles.

The new greenhouse is bigger than the old one … I’ve marked it out with bamboo poles.

But I really need to push on – as much as it has attempted to fall down all by itself in the past, our bodgy repairs to hold it together are going to make disassembling the greenhouse a little tricky.

Come again soon – I may get out a sledgehammer….

Sarah the Gardener  : o )

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6 Comments on “Lambs are a huge distraction

    • Hi Heidi. Every year I forget just how tiny they are, and they grow so fast. In the 3 months we have them they are almost full grown by the time we give them back!
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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    • Hi Wendy. Each year I always forget what is involved and how much mums actually do for calf club! But I wouldn’t have it any other way. We are so lucky our schools do this!
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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    • Hi Lucinda. It is a shame you can’t keep lambs, they are so lovely. Spring wouldn’t be spring without daffodils and lambs!
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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