I uploaded these photo's on Friday but it's taken me until now to be able to write the words to go with the photo's! It hasn't been a particularly manic weekend, just one of those ones that doesn't give you enough time to sit down and relax with the laptop for a little while..
On Thursday Ray had taken a day of annual leave and we had a little family day out. We drove up the road to a place called Gaston farm where they currently have open-lambing taking place. They do it every year but this was the first we had heard of it and didn't really know what to expect..!
All of these ewe's were due to give birth to their baby lambs at any given moment, the farm has hundreds of lambs being born round the clock so you had a good chance of seeing one being born and luckily we did! We thought we had been unlucky and wouldn't get to see anything but after a trip around the farm we popped back to the lambing area to see if anything was going on and fortunately for us they were just about the lamb a sheep and they were going to try and foster an orphan lamb with the new mother. The birth was incredible to see up close and they successfully managed to foster the orphan lamb which was lovely to see, I won't put the photo's on here though as they might be a little too graphic for some people! haha
This photo isn't particularly flattering of either Ray or I but Rose looks so cute about to stroke the lamb that I couldn't resist!
These lambs were just a couple hours old.. awww! :-)
I jumped at the chance to hold one of the orphan lambs, I think this was actually the same one that was fostered to the other ewe. It was so calm and relaxed laying on my lap and at one point was actually sleeping on me. There were little children holding the lambs but I think I may have actually been more excited than any of them! haha Very mature!
Rose got her first opportunity to stroke a baby chick whilst Daddy held it, she kept going all shy and grinning after each little touch of the chick.
Very sweet and I was relieved she was nice and gentle with the little thing!
We had a really lovely time at Gaston farm on Thursday but what made my whole day even better was that I got recognised from my blog for the first time! I don't think I stopped mentioning it to Ray for the rest of the day but I thought that this is the closest I'll ever get to feeling like a celebrity so I'll enjoy it! haha
It was a lovely lady called Georgie who was there with her reception class and she was ever so friendly, thank you for coming over Georgie..! She has her own blog here, pop on over and say hello of you can. :-)
....and just to leave you with a quick snapshot of a daily occurrence these day's. This is what I have to deal with whenever I want to empty or fill the dishwasher!!
Who knew dishwasher surfing could be so much fun!??