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Friday, 22 April 2022

Kidnapped

 Yesterday was all planned out. Work in the Studio, a little gardening and walk the dogs before back to the studio.

Halfway through the morning, out of the blue, a friend contacted me and asked if I wanted to go to the animal feed shop. Now, if you know me at all, that's my idea of heaven, keep your shoes and clothes, lets go to the Agri shops!

I was reluctant to leave my latest necklace design, but suddenly thought that the rest of the week would see me catching up, so I agreed. I suspected that my friend had heard on the grapevine that I was suddenly single and did what good friends do, she stepped up but without fuss or asking anything personal.

She turned up with her partner in their big van and I rode shotgun. Well, we did a grand tour of wholesale farms and an enormous feed shop. I did ask if they sold live animals before going in because these days I'm feeling a bit broody for baby anythings, lol! Thankfully the answer was no.

The highlight and surprise of the trip was a visit to my dear friend R who manfully took on the care of my spoilt and noisy ewe Big Girl. It was clear from the start that Big Girl was in love with R but more importantly his ram who she instantly disappeared with!!! Some months later, Big Girl produced Little Girl who is nearly as big as her mama, already!

In return for taking on BG, R gave me the pick of his flock as many of them would be going for meat. As soon I spied a tiny, dainty little thing I had a name, Sweetpea. It's my own personal superstition that if I hear a name, then the animal is meant to be mine. She was due to arrive here in September but couldn't travel because she seemed to be in lamb!

And this is the sight that greeted me in the field. My Sweetpea had twins <3 One is definitely a boy, but the tiny one might possibly be a girl, if it is, I'll take her too. I already heard the name Sprout, so fingers crossed :D

I was so exhausted when I finally got home and the animals were sooo pleased to see me but what a lovely day I had and I can still work in the garden today <3


I hope the weather is lovely for you all this weekend.xx

2 comments:

  1. It all sounds like just the tonic you needed! x

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  2. That sounds like a perfect day. There's nothing quite like time with friends, esp if it involves gardens and drives. So lucky to have those little lambs. Keep us posted about them and their mama.

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