Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Welsh Wool


As well as moss and slate, Wales is also famous for its sheep, for both quantity and quality. They did not disappoint.

With fine horns

Fine horns-2

a pretty face

Sweet face-2

or just cute

always cute-2


But this little one who had been born during the night, had become separated from its mum

I've lost my mum 2-2

It thought this might be her, but it was a case of mistaken identity, and it was unceremoniously head butted away by the ewe, who had a lamb of her own.

I've lost my mum-2

But it ended happily ever after with the new born reunited with mum and sibling

Found her!-2

The End.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

9 thoughts on “Welsh Wool

  1. We visited the Seven Sisters Sheep Centre in Sussex last weekend. It’s great fun because you can hand-feed the sheep.

    There, they put mothers and lambs in a relatively small enclosure to start with so that the lambs get used to finding mum in a crowd before putting them in the big field.

    Once when I visited my son who lives in sheep country, I watched young lambs chasing rabbits just for mischief.

    • My friend Terry Wooten uses what he calls “found poems” to build his narratives. Sometimes I steal his technique. I’m pretty sure that one evening this summer I will recite a poem that steals “I watched young lambs chasing rabbits just for mischief.”

      What a fine thing it is to visit here, Mrs. Uhdd.

  2. Newborn lambs are such a wonderful part of spring. Love the curled up horns of the ram. Great photos-how did you get such great closeup shots?

  3. Aaaaaaaaw – lambs. Lovely wee things. All baby animals are cute, but lambs are right up there with the cutest.

  4. A lovely post with, thankfully, a happy ending!
    Have a good weekend! xx

  5. Great series of photographs.

    Don’t forget the rugby. No wait, on second thoughts, the way we played this year, Wales isn’t famous for Rugby. 😦

  6. Got to love a happy ending!

  7. Thank you for the lovely story. Those horns look tough. I think lambs are so sweet and adorable.

  8. Lovely post, they are very pretty sheep and lambs are always a joy to look at.

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