Friday, March 24, 2006

New lambs

We went up to Airfield on Wednesday to see the new lambs. A sure sign of spring, though don't be fooled by the sunshine in the picture. It was still really cold. Well, cold by Irish standards, at least. That means 4 or 5 degrees above freezing! This winter has felt very cold and very long. Today is the first day that it looks like the weather might be changing. It's getting milder, but the price to pay is that it's been raining all morning. Hopefully, the weather will brighten up a bit over the next few days.
There are plenty more lambs to be born. There were only 5 or 6 in the field on Wednesday. I'm sure there are plenty more born since then. I'll go and have a look tomorrow afternoon, and hopefully will get back with better pictures then. The electric fence around them is to keep the foxes at bay. There are plenty of foxes in the area, and I'm sure they would love to get their teeth into such a tender morsel.
By the way, don't forget to click on the pictures to see them in larger size.

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