Monday, 22 February 2010
More sightings of Spring as we visited our local open farm at the weekend. Lots of snowdrops and a few crocuses too.
In the barn and the fields were several Spring Lambs, including this one which was also only 2 days old. Here he is wearing a knitted jumper for some extra warmth, this was taken off later as the day warmed up.
Watching this little lamb, I realised that there comes a point when you are a wool spinner when you recognise many breeds of sheep in the fields, and farms; and then you recognise that this is a Dorset Horn lamb wearing a jumper of spun and knitted Jacobs wool. How do I know? Well it's a lovely wool to spin and knit with - and this little lamb's jumper looks very like my scarf, don't you think?
So with these new sightings, I kick myself more into action for some sowing of seeds in the garden, more of that in another post this week.