Uphilldowndale

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

Welsh Wool

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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.

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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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