The day the lambs came to play

Well, it is New Zealand after all! And tis the season for pet lambs. Spring time and lambing season is upon us with every field full of calves or lambs.

As in the UK, spring brings with it tempting sunny days followed by frosts and wet, wet days! This inevitably leaves a few orphan lambs needing homes for a few weeks until weaned so it really is quite normal to have a pet lamb for at least 4 weeks.

Now, the man of the house is not a big pets fan but the rest of us LOVE them so even though we decided not to have our own lambs this year, a neighbour decided our lawn looked delicious and needed a grass meal for her lambs for a couple of days - of course, we had to oblige!

Storm and Whisper loved the new grass and raced off exploring and grazing despite the rain, the kids loved trying to catch them and were fascinated by their waterproof coats (love wool!).

We had our Spotty Otter jackets too so stayed just as dry!We even had to do the bottle feeds for the day - every 4 hours! - and to teach them where in our garden to shelter when the rain got too much.

Nothing quite as exciting as waving a bottle and a lamb coming running! So, we got to borrow some pets, learn a few tricks AND get our grass cut. What a great deal, everyone is happy!

Written by Ruth Lively-Masters on Thursday, 22 September 2016.

Posted in Worldwide at home, Sheep, Spotty Otter 

Comments (2)

Jennie Abell 26 September 2016 at 21 16 | # All I can say is LOVELY!

Kylie 27 September 2016 at 08 15 | # The lambs are so cute!!! 

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