Saturday, 30 January 2010

New Brothers for Pippin

It's always great to hear news of new babies whether they be human or animal, and this week we had a lovely surprise to receive a picture of Pippins mum with her new brood - two gorgeous little boy puppies now around two weeks old. Pippins mum is called "Breagha" which is Gaelic for "Lovely". The pups are looking for good homes in five weeks or so. If you are local to the Hebrides and wanting a new pup, contact me and I'll pass it on.

Today we are back in the grip of Siberian weather. Daisy the bottle-fed cross-Cheviot from Bunnavoneader has decided to grace us with her presence at the dinner trough now. Does this mean she has increased appetite because she is in lamb? Or because its turned cold again? Or she just like shredded beet? We will wait and see...... I see a Frisian hen got in on the action - they like the beet too. Wonder if it makes the eggs taste sweet?

And here are three other ewes, heads down in the bucket of "Topflock" lick which we bought them from Lewis Crofters Ltd in Stornoway. They are looking like they are enjoying it and we hope it will provide the extra minerals and vitamins required to produce lively little lambs when the time comes. The first is due around 27th March I think, so there is still a bit to go.


4 comments:

JK said...

we want to see socks........

Scalpay Linen said...

Aha! I have socks - socks in jazzy colours, socks with one leg shorter than the other, white socks..... yesterday I was busy at the CSM and made 3 pairs which I grafted the toes in the evening. They still need pressing (now where did I put that iron??) so they will be on display very shortly. Watch this space.

Nina said...

Hey there Sheila looking forward to seeing the socks ...Im still working on my never ending socks but nearly finished 1 .No not 1 pair 1 sock....
I,m going to pop down this week i hope i dont seem to have time with the new house /tryn to get over to see parents and i have started a new job all go but will have to catch up soon. XXXX

Alpacas of Lewis said...

When are the puppies ready? No - don't tell me...I'm not allowed any more pets! Lovely pics!!