The very lovely people at Cosatto collected my pushchair on Tuesday and sent me a loan in its place. Today my pushchair came back, all fixed. One of the front wheels had broken and it made steering rather tricky. The girls and I had to wait in but luckily it came before lunch. I decided I would treat the girls and take them out to a nearby Open farm, as they had had to wait in two days this week for parcels.
The farm had several sheep all overdue with their lambs. It felt like sheep Maternity ward as we watched inside the barn. The sheep were enormous and you could tell uncomfortable. They would stand and we watched as their body seemed to move quickly, their ears would go back and they stood frozen almost panting, then go about normal sheep business before repeating the process. Many kept seemingly digging the straw in an attempt to get comfy.
Although we missed it by 5 minutes one sheep had just had triplets and earlier that morning another two births. We caught the end of one birth and its lovely to watch how instinct takes over in the sheep to mother and care for the little lambs.
My daughter loves the farm and was telling me all about the different animals. She really loved watching the pigs
I loved the cheeky goats
I think my daughters favourite part though other than the slides
was milking the cows
This day I love milking cows and new lambs