Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Invisible to humans

Imogen is soaking up the warmth from the top of the rocky outcrop and is obvious for miles in daylight. Belinda is impossible to see from the bottom of the hill when she lies against a black rock like this. The morning sun has picked her out and so have I. No doubt so would foxes were she to go into labour. Unfortunately she can't hide the smell of newborn lamb.

In another week or two as her time approaches she and the rest of her comrades in pregnancy will be moved to a fox proof shed. We'll leave them out as long as we think safe though, living the most natural life possible. There is nothing better for them than to enjoy the fresh air, new grass and spring sun.