Little did we realise that while I was away Farmer would have 4 inches of snow to contend with. I don't think the daily hail and snow showers I experienced on Shetland were anything in comparison.
We are 3 weeks in to lambing now, and expect by now that 80% of the ewes will have lambed. There certainly seem to be a lot more lambs around than when I went away. You see them forming little play gangs and bouncing around in the sunshine. There has been a lot of rain, mostly at night, and that must be miserable for them.
This poor lamb was born in the snow as you can see. Thankfully the ewe and lamb are both doing fine.
The next morning it had all melted. Thank goodness.