At this time of year, our South Suffolk ewes find themselves, after a time of wonder, lambing in mid-spring. But first they like to be seen and photographed in the part of the property they consider the most photogenic – the pear trees in blossom.
Close observers will notice that our girls, while as winsome as always, are not sporting their usual sylph-like figures, but should find themselves mothers again in a couple of weeks.
New life burgeons all around us, and our dominant rooster, Big Boy has been at it again.
These chicks are probably his, although Richard claims that Austen, our small silky bantam rooster has managed through low cunning to cuckold Big Boy when the big fella’s back is turned.
Given the cursory nature of Big Boy’s brief couplings, we are hardly surprised. Austin is gradually forming a reputation as a Ladies' Man, although none of us have had the courage to tell Big Boy.
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Expires 24th August 2025