The fields are full of broad a beam ewes awaiting their time to give birth in what I like to think of as "the maternity ward."
Their sides are just bulging with little lambs anxious to make their way into the world.
The ewes are at that awkward stage of pregnancy where their gait has been affected and it is somewhat amusing to watch them walk around the fields. But, not to them I am sure.
Here one little guy or gal has made her way into the world. But it can be a scary place so we just stay close to mom.
Today is a little windy and cold, Mom. Can I snuggle with you and get warm?
Ahh, the milk bar. Nothing like a nice drink of warm milk on a chilly day.
Now if only the rest of the little ones would get here. Then the meadows are so much fun to look at. Come on babies, we're waiting.
And spring is what we need before we burn all our wood in the mornings and evenings to "get the chill off."
Quite a bit of what you see has now turned into ash.
Keep your fingers crossed we can keep part of this to give us a start for next year. Yep, Mike says there will be a next year in case you were curious.