I realised that it is quite some time since we had cut creatures on the blog, so after lunch I popped out with the camera to put that right. The ewes are getting plump - they will probably have their lambs at the start of April
it's a tiring life spending the day eating grass!
the grass is still very green for this time of year
I wonder if they get bored with grass?
these two look as if they have had a shampoo and blow dry
I don't think I have seen sheep before with their fleece parted in the middle like these three - and did you notice that amazingly they all faced the camera and didn't turn round and present their bottoms as they usually do!
I walked on up the road to have a look at the horses. The field was very muddy
and this one looked extremely fed up with the cold windy weather
this donkey was having a good scratch against the back of the trailer
while this one peeped round the corner from the stable
we have had a visiting bird in the garden for some months that I just haven't managed to take a good photo of
they mostly turn out like this
as it bobs up and down
so finally, a reasonable photo! I had wondered what sort of bird it is - it looks part blackbird and part thrush. Then I saw a mention in a newspaper that it is a European blackbird. It is quite a bit bigger than the pair of blackbirds that live in the front garden, but they co-exist quite peacefully, pottering about under the bird table picking up spilled seed