|Lily's first lamb of twins, born outside.|
|Twin #1 gets a good lick over by attentive Mum.|
|Chowing down on the all-important|
colostrum, indoors by now.
|The second twin arrives within minutes of us moving the|
new family indoors.
|That lovely cardigan now finished by Liz. The same-colour|
snood / neck-wrap is here sitting on the right shoulder.
|That morning really was awful.|
|Christmas left overs - turkey and ham PIE. Respect.|
As we go into the dark evening, it is still snowing on and off and I gave the dogs their off-lead exercise tonight in the orchard in a mini blizzard. Liz is delighted that the bad weather has caused tonight's play rehearsal not to happen. The lambs look very well as we shut down for the night - I have seen both suckling heartily on that all important colostrum and I have seen both Mum's teats in action. I have yet to see the lovely, comforting 2-lambs-at-it-at-once-one-on-each-side which we shepherds love to see. That tells us that all is really well. I have sprayed the lambs' 'belly buttons' with iodine. We have yet to ring-dock their tails and to take the iconic, lamb-under-each-arm cute photo. Tomorrow for those jobs all being well. It's been quite a day.