When RonnietheFishman was here this morning with his usual selection of delicious fish (Malcolm chose trout fillets today), he told Malcolm that were lambs in the field next to BillytheFarmers house. We went out for lunch (more of that later) and then did the food shopping on the way home. As we came up the hill to the house, we had another April shower, which looked as if it was going to continue for a while. On our return I threw the shopping into the fridge, freezer and cupboards, wrapped up against the wind and rain, grabbed the camera and headed out. Fortunately the rain had gone off, so I just had to put up with the cold wind. Get ready to oooh and aaaah .......
ewe and lamb #11
strolling off down the field together
but the other lamb#11 has been left behind
despite his bleats, his Mum ignores him!
this ewe seems to have her own two lambs tucked up beside her, and another two behind her
I walked on down to the field where I saw the lambs the other day. The only ones in range of the camera were these two, who have already learned the first lesson of sheepdom ....... when you see someone with a camera, show them your rear!
back up the hill, I watched as the dopey ewe finally managed to get herself organised to look after both of her lambs (you can just see the other one behind her)
I had to give this blackbird a telling-off ...... we have provided him with a posh bird bath with fresh water, and he prefers a muddy puddle!!
now, to return to today's lunch. When I read Amy's blog yesterday evening, she had lovely tales of maple sugaring and maple syrup. I left her a comment saying that it made me want pancakes, bacon and maple syrup for breakfast, but that I would be having toast and jam. Then today we went for luch to Pirn House, where the best thing on the menu is French toast, bacon and maple syrup, so that is what I had!
while I was out in the cold snapping the lambs, Malcolm lit the stove in the studio for me, so it was cosy when I got back. He also had put this coal box next to the stove ....... it had been in the summer house. I will have to clean it!
I did some more prep for Mrs B, then did some stitching on the Aunts' applique block. You will have to wait until the 15th to see the Aunts' block, but you can see the progress on Mrs B
I also pressed the baby cardi and sewed a button on it. Now I just have to get organised to send it and the booties to the excited expectant Granny
to finish, a little orchid problem. I notided that the flower stem on this one, on the window sill in the "fitness room" *, had grown sideways between two leaves
Malcolm suggested holding the top leaf out of the way, so I fetched a clothes peg to hold the leaf up, and turned the pot round, in the hope the stem will grow up to the light
* the fitness room is the posh name for the smallest bedroom, which houses our cross (elliptical) trainer and rowing machine!