12TH JULY 2005
Nice story re Adam and Daniel ....
The two boys Adam (5.5) and Daniel (2.5) now have to take turns in the front of the car as that is their seat of choice. On tues it was Daniels turn on his way to school. He was taunting Adam saying repeatedly "I am in the front" and blowing a raspberry after each utterance.
The following day it was Adams turn. Adam began taunting Daniel whereupon Daniel took his dummy out and told him "Shut up you looser".
Whats more as I was recounting the story over the phone later (on hands free in the car) Daniel was laughing his head off. I asked him if the had really understood what he was saying to Adam and got a very certain "Yes" !
Oh, and the other day Daniel said to his mother "Look, I am not pi**ing about".
Sue - that sounds like a perfect day.
Boffin - the pie fest was great on the farm. Thank you for your hospitality.
WA - what will the children say when they are older?!!
Swam today, too wet to run.
ditched the bike.........this weather is really starting to get to me now
Seren - the weather is pretty grim.
WA - looks like that 5k is a good one. Lots of fast runners turned up.
That looks really good. Well done Swansea for the tide being in and it not raining!
A bit on the damp side out there this morning... It is days like this that we pat ourselves on the back for choosing to lamb indoors - the alternative is to trudge around lambing fields in all weathers trying to look after stock.
Not a nice day for cycling Seren - must be time to get the turbo out?
How many sheep have you got Boff? Have you got a sheep dog? I remember meeting the pie herding dogs but not a sheep dog.
This weather must play hovoc with your schedule Seren. It stops me too, but that's not quite so critical!
Tracey.......for the first time in a long time the weather has got to me....from christmas to easter last year i did a lot of bike miles...and usually in the dry......with a few notable exceptions......
I have only had a few dry rides this year........normally i can can cope with running in the rian...but combined with the bike it is too much for my bones......
waiting to see if this afternoon 10 mile Timetrial on the bi9ke has been cancelled
and then san dom tomorrow
We have 19 ewes, 1 ewe lamb and three rams Tracey, so only a tiny flock by comercial standards. No sheep dog, just the family and well feed-bucket trained sheep! I usually just have to walk into their field to get mobbed by them!
That's a lot on Seren, I don't know where you find the time and energy! Good going though
Seren - it must be difficult. Bit of luck I don't have a marathon to train for now and can just go with the flow. Hope you can get some decent training done soon.
Boffin - sounds like enough to cope with.
Look forward to pie fest. Can you make it Seren?
Glad you are back running after your injury Tracey.
It's actually been 6 months since I recovered Nutty! Famous last words of course, but my foot is as good as gold these days...
Why did I say that? What a fool!
Why only one ewe-lamb Boff? Was she too small for market last year? Or did she flutter her eye lashes at you and persuade you not to turn her into burgers?
The ewe lamb is this year's lamb - she is only three days old! Our lamb tally now stands at two; a ram lamb in the barn at 20 past midnight - missed that one being born. I inspected an hour earlier and all was quiet - sneaky ewe. Not much of a problem as the ewe was obviously fine, but then the issue becomes working out which ewe is the mum when the whole flock is in there licking the lamb dry!!
Don't go tempting fate now Tracey!
Just back from walking the dogs on the beach - it's Baltic out there, I'm so glad I did my LSR yesterday!
Lambing is a lovely time of the year - it puts me in mind of bright daffodils, blue skies and the grass greening up ready for summer.
It may be cold out and parts of the country are steeped in winter weather, but the daffs are bravely facing it out and I notice that the May trees are beginning to blossom. Do they know something we don't or are they as hopeful as we are of some warm springlike weather soon?
san dom was cancelled so i did the last cross country instead..........
Boffin surely the lambs mother would be the one that no longer looks pregnant
Could you tell among all that wool though Seren? They won't have been sheared yet and that fleece would hide a multitude of sins...
Hey, now there's an idea! Note to self - see if you can buy sheep fleece clothes to hide in!
I was thinking today how I love April and May with the bluebells and wild garlic out. I noticed the daffodils braving it too. Good to appreciate the life around us sometimes.
Glad you did your LSR yesterday Sue. Not many left for you now
Boffin - sneaky ewe. Whatever next?!
Seren - funny time of year. Too cold to race.
Tracey - you have lost loads of weight. No need for sheep fleece clothes.
Short week in work
Here we go again . Blue skies, fab.
I agree Nutty; this is a special time of year - all the new growth popping up after bleak winter months. I find the trees exciting; they seem to be bare and all of a sudden there is greenery abound!
If only it were that easy Seren! - on first glance there is not that much difference before and after lambing in terms of size. Palpating the stomach gives an indication of emptiness if you had a hunch which ewe was responsible - but they could just be carrying a small lamb. A really messy rear end is the clearest indication!
It is crucial that the lamb is mothered up as in these temperatures the lamb will soon perish if left alone. With the more experienced ewes they are fine on their own, and will fend off unwanted attention from the other in-lamb ewes (who can be a real pain!). The biggest worry is first time lambers (of which we have six) - these ewes may not know what is happening and have been reported to wander off and leave lambs behind - expecially the case if there is a crush of interest in the new lamb from other ewes.
All adds to the spice of life
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