This is Willow and her lamb May. Willow is a shearling ewe and she was reared as a pet. Normally our pet lambs are reared in a pen that has a creep gate out to the main pen with all our ewes and new lambs so that from the start they are part of the flock, but Willow was a late lamb and reared on her own so she was never sure if she was a sheep or not and didn't really integrate well into the flock. Although Willow ran with the ram last autumn we didn't think that she was in lamb so we got a big surprise in May when she produced twins, one of whom unfortunately died. Since Willow has had May her personality has changed and she is now part of the flock. A very happy story indeed.
Nicola and Geraldine
Two hobby shepherds