Spring is hovering in the woods at La Chaise - also the barn. The first of the 2019 lambs was born the day before grandson Nathan's sixth birthday - overnight that came to be January 29th...Only just back from Spain, I went down to the lambing shed to see mother and daughter, to take a photograph. Only mother would not let me, far too protective of her new born.
Then I lent over the gate to the main barn where mothers-in-waiting were quietly eating hay, a little noisily demanding grains. There I was allowed to take a picture.
Everyone is calmly eating, looking a me with the question: what are you doing here? Take a good look, look to the left, against the stone wall there is one ewe sitting down, smug look on face. She has just gave birth to twins that morning. Spring is very nearly here.