Every farm has its own cast of characters and Drinn View is no different. I was invited around to take some pictures of the lambs. Some were herded into the yard shortly after my arrival. Some lovely faces:
On the way to the lambing shed we passed by some curious cattle.
Having met the lowland breeds, it was time to meet the Mourne Blackfaces. It's always a treat to see these sheep close-up. This one had twins:
Mini the Bichon Frise is a friend to all lambs.
Of the two pet lambs Sambo was the biggest. Mini was not intimidated by his size, no way.
I love his tiny little horns.
This lamb was under a heat lamp to help her find her feet.
Mummy was keeping a watchful eye on her baby.
These ewes are waiting to have their lambs.
Mini is a very paws-on helper.
She's also gorgeous.
There were plenty more Blackface ewes and their lambs outside.
Back at the house I met this cat. I don't have a name for her but I'm going to call her Ridiculously Photogenic Cat.
I also met Junior the sheepdog.
He reminded me of Jess because he loves to play...
...and always tries to bring his toys to work.
After a spot of lunch it was lamb feeding time.
A real farmer multitasks.
It was great to see everyone so relaxed on a spring afternoon.
Thank you to Sylvia and Robert for inviting me over.