Saturday, 14 April 2018

The New Season

As always I thank you all for all your comments and messages, they are so uplifting.  We have had a busy week with hospital appointments and such, made all the harder as Gerard is still unable to drive.  I am still nursing this awful virus although it is not as bad as it was.  The weather has started to pick up and there is a definite Spring like feeling around the crofts.  Lambs are been born all around us.



We had a walk over to our neighbours croft this afternoon to admire the new additions.  Gerard visited with Norman whilst I had a stroll.




There is a mixture of twins and singles and all of them are doing well.  The sight of them with their Mothers makes you smile.  New life and a new Season, a wonderful combination.




There first faltering steps are a delight.  There little faces as they snuggle up to their Mums a joy.



It was a real joy and indeed a privilege to have witnessed their humble beginnings and to walk softly around them as they encounter life.



Spring finally has made an appearance.

See you soon.

36 comments:

  1. Awww, lovely photos. We passed lambs in the fields today too, such a joy to see.

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  2. How fun to have new lambs being born next door! I'm glad you're making friends with the neighbors, always a pleasant thing. I do have a question, why do they spray paint them and what does it mean? I hope Gerard improves greatly as Spring brings more warmth. And you too! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  3. Love seeing the sweet little lambs and the setting is so beautiful! I do hope Gerard feels better soon. xo Karen

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  4. Oh how sweet they all are! Thanks for letting us visit them too! I do hope that asty virus leaves you all very soon - sounds like you are making some progress ♥

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  5. Oh how I love seeing the sweet little lambs! You are so fortunate to be able to see their progress. I'm glad you were able to take a stroll while Gerard visited his friend. He's looking well and I hope you are completely well soon. ♥

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  6. We too have lambs all around. Also lots of tiny calves. The birds are nesting. Love Spring.

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  7. The lambs are just so adorable!
    Nice that Spring has finally made an appearance.

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  8. They're so sweet. Hi p e you're well soon, Gerald is looking better.

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  9. They are darling. What sweetness! So glad that you both felt well enough to see the new generation of spring lambs in. Take care of each other now. Sounds as if quiet easy days are in order.

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  10. Here's hoping that the new season will bring an uplift to your spirits and health as well. Thank you for posting the picks of those adorable lambs.

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  11. What fun! I love love the baby lambs. Your last picture taken on the hillside is just wonderful.

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  12. It’s wonderful to see Gerard out with you, walking around the neighborhood. Praying for a complete recovery for him. Thiose sheep pictures are priceless. I love them. Each makes me smile in its own special way.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  13. Glad you are better and your husband too !
    I have little neighbors just like yours ;)
    Have a nice and quiet Sunday !
    Anna

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  14. Lovely little lambs, such a wonderful sign of Spring:)

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  15. So lovely to see the photos of the lambs with their mothers. That is one of the things I so miss about living in the country! Good to see Gerald up and about. I have finally caught up with all that has been happening to you...sounds like it has been a bit of a rough time. Glad to hear you are both on the mend. Take care.

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  16. Good to read that you are both on the mend and able to get out for a visit with the neighbors. We have also been kept indoors with mutual colds. I also wondered about the colors on the lambs and suspected it might be to identify which belonged to a specific mom or to identify twins.

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  17. Spring is full of new life! It is wonderful to see!! What sweet faces those little lambs have, so precious!!!! Glad your husband is doing better!

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  18. The lambs look so cute!! Glad to see you are both able to get out and about a little. Still no Spring here. We have had two nice days and some of the snow melted a little but but we are to have two days of snow starting tomorrow-can't win!!

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  19. I love seeing your photos of the lambs. I miss seeing those where we live now. Sorry you are still under the weather and hope you feel better soon.

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  20. It's great to see you both out and about. I hate to show my ignorance, but why the purplish blue on the sheep?

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  21. Those lambs are so cute... A sure sign that Spring must surely be on the way.... I hope.

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  22. oh those sheep, I bet they smell wonderful. I hope Gerard's rehab goes well! And I hope you get rid of your virus sooner than later.

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  23. I want to pick them up and just hug them. So cute they are!
    I know you must be happy that spring is really happening. I hope the past two days mean it's here for me too.

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  24. So beautiful, I bet you just had the best time watching those little cuties. Lambs are just the best.

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  25. Lambs are so adorable. We had them on the farm, ours were suffolk with black heads once they got older. They were born black which was cute. Glad spring is coming your way. It's almost here. We've got a couple days mid week that's shows no rain! It's about time! Prayers for health for you and Gerard. Never easy! Hugs!

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  26. Aww!! the baby lambs are so cute!.. get well soon dear..

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  28. Love the photos of the babies! Good to see that both of you are up and about enjoying the new births and meeting friends. Take care and keep warm!

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  29. After having seen all these beautiful pictures of the lambs, I will never eat lamb again !! I swear ! Hope that you will get better soon !

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  30. Hope you are all feeling better soon. Lambs are a joy in the fields ours are all black so the white ones look super fluffy to me. Jo x

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  31. I will try again as first post has disappeared??
    Love your photos. The colour on the sheeps back usually denotes whether they are having 1,2 or3 Babies. When they are born they are usually sprayed with a number corresponding to a number sprayed on mum so that if they get separated then they can easily be reunited again. Something like that anyway. I’m not a farmer but we do live in a farming village. I stil can’t tell wheat from barley in the fields even though I’ve been shown. One has longer strands at the top but I’m blowed if I can remember which without googling it. I don’t think you will have these crops on your island.

    Hubby and I are coming to Lewis/Harris in Mid May and it would be lovely to meet up somewhere if you are both well enough. I haven’t posted before but have followed your blog for quite a long time and I was very interested in your brave decision to move up onto an island in your later years. I sometimes think the slower pace of life, especially on the roads would be refreshing but we’re just not brave enough.

    Regards to you both, Beverley and David.

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  32. We love these little creatures because they are small and cute but we don’t hesitate to turn them into lamb chops do we?

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  33. What a joy to have so much new life around you!
    Spring is such a lovely time of year, new beginnings.

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