Right around this point in the proceedings of lambing I entertain thoughts of selling the sheep and renting the land out, keeping only enough sheep for the stock dogs to have work. I also imagine being on a holiday :- )
My best estimate is that we’re better than three quarters of the way through lambing. If feels hopeful and yet it is a birthing time, you never know if the hardest part is behind you or still yet to come.
Only fourteen new lambs this morning, I expect another ten or twelve tonight. The pace is slowing. I realize I’m a shepherd but lambing time is not at the top of my favourite things list, but it can contain some of my favourite moments.