On the 18th of February this year, as I picked up the children, I got a call from the other half of Scotia Cabins to tell me to look in the field as I can home.
Thinking what has Craig gone and bought now! So along the road I zoomed, and I saw it: a tiny, little white bundle in the field. A lamb!
But it is the 18th of February! They aren’t due until the 25th of March! (you can be quite precise with lambing when you know when you have put the tups to the ladies, they get to work pretty quick).
But there wasn’t just one, there was also a set of twins. Since then, they have not stopped. Consistently two a day are lambing with either singles or twins. We only have two poorly ones presently, which is an excellent ratio given we have over 20 live ones already, and a third of the sheep lambed.
Well, your guess is as good as mine.
Either one of the tups got out and got to work quickly, or there has been a rogue male lamb from last year that was running early with them, and escaped both the chop, and the de-bollocking last year and managed to add to the gene pool.
But it added an extra level of fun when Craig went off to Islay this week for two days to build a BBQ cabin. This meant that I was left with 1 cat, 2 children, 3 dogs, 7 chickens, 20 cows, 10 calves, 60 ewes, 3 tups and 20 lambs to look after!
So if you are coming to see a cabin in the next wee while, you can come and see the lambs too.
As well as having little fluffy things appear, we have our shiny new sign at the bottom of the road all set up.
The new display area is being worked on, bulbs planted to make it look all bonny as well as a big tidy up around the place.
We are looking forwarding to seeing you soon.