Friday, 26 March 2010

Dancing the Night Away


The first twin lambs born at Jigsaw Farm on 25th March 2010.  I couldn't get any closer, mum was a little nervous and lambs were very much staying with her!


And here's a close up of Molly; the most laid back collie in Northumberland.


Fortunately, the fog has cleared today and we have been able to move the ewes into our front field, which means we can watch them all the time.  Our new assistant, Emma, has settled in well and has just let me know that six ewes have given birth over night.  I will of course update my blog with photos. 

Amy went to the school disco last night and had a whale of a time.  She dances the night away each time, last night having found a dance partner who apparently told her she is beautiful.  "He's got a crush on me," she announced, "but I just want to be friends."  Quite right too, I told her.  Before reminding her that she's 10 years old and there's plenty time for all that when she's, ooooh, in her 30's perhaps?  Only joking; I didn't say that, but I did think it...

Now I'd like to ask you all a favour; a lovely lady known as Jo Middleton who blogs for Cuddledry has very kindly published a guest post of mine today of which I wrote about Amy's early diagnosis of autism.  If you have a couple of minutes to spare, please nip over and read it here, it's very short and would mean a lot to both Jo and I.  It's Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April so I shall post something further then.  Many thanks xx

32 comments:

  1. More lambs yay! Glad its all in full swing now hehe!
    Bless Amy! We never want them to grow up do we and have relationships

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  2. looking forward to your lamb pic's. So glad Amy had a fun time at her dance. I am scooting over to that blog now...have a lovely day!

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  3. Oh to be young again and going to my first dances where boys had crushes on me! What fun!

    Of course I'm heading over to the other blog right now!

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  4. If you're lucky it MIGHT happen, my daughter is 33 and just married...and son is 30 and nowhere near going down the aisle...I know what you mean......
    Beautiful lambs, more please!

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  5. Woooo piccies. So cute. Thanks for posting them, will look forward to more. Off to read post now.

    MD xx

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  6. Wonderful twin lambs! And I was wondering that a laid back Border Collie is rather oxymoronic, is it not?

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  7. Wonderful news about the lambs - I'm partial to twins being the Mom to twins myself. And your post about Amy was beautiful.

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  8. yay on th new little lambs...smiles. off to check out your guest post...

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  9. Wow, the lambing got underway with a bang:) Hope it continues to go well:) Will check out the other blog:) Jen.

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  10. Lovely to see those little lambs following their mother across the field. Their legs look so sturdy already. Must be good stock.
    I read the post on the other Blog. It will be a never ending learning experience for you and Amy not to forget the farmer too. There are so many levels of autism too, aren't there. My thoughts are with you on this.
    Blessings, Star

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  11. Thanks so much for your post for the Cuddledry blog Kathryn, I really appreciate you taking the time to write it for us xxx

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  12. We all love those lambs, CJ!

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  13. Congratulations on the lambs! They are so precious and cute. How blessed you are to be able to witness that miracle of life.

    Blessed also are you with miss Amy! I read the other blog post and it is just beautiful. Amy is a gem of a girl! She's got plenty of time for boys, yes you are right -but it is so absolutely sweet that one has already told her he thinks she is beautiful. And she IS! Inside and out. Give her an extra hug for me. :)

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  14. I read your post about Amy -lovely :0)

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  15. I am really looking forard to what I am terming as my own lambing laive via CJ. I am now off to read your post.

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  16. I didn't realise the farm was called jigsaw ! how lovely.
    Amy is beautiful.
    Jess has her first SERIOUS admirer - the very sweet boy plucked up courage to tell her he has "feelings" for her. Sadly if he resembled Edward Cullen from the Twilight saga he might stand a chance - but modern Vampire George is not, so it's heartbreak I'm afraid. Poor lad.

    I'll pop over to read on the other blog right now x

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  17. Thank you so much for reading the post on Cuddledry's blog. And of course for reading this one.

    CJ xx

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  18. Amy is such a lovely special daughter. I'm glad she had such a lot of fun at the disco. Have read your blog at Cuddledry - its very moving. My friend's 14 year old grandson also has autism so good to understand a bit about it. Love the pics specially laid back Molly - us two have a lot in common!

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  19. Aww...they are so cute! Both the lambs and the dog.

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  20. Awwww...Sweet Babies Girl!
    Will hop over to read!
    hughugs

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  21. Oh those babies are so cute! I just want to squeeze them! I'm sure mama wouldn't let me near, but still. So cute!

    On my way to read your guest post!

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  22. Lovely to see the lamb twins - quite a special moment for you all. Glad Amy had a good time dancing. I'll pop over to have a look at the post on the other blog. A

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  23. Awww those pics would put anyone in a good mood! I love seeing the lambs in the fields with their mammys. You might be able to tell me, is lambing later this year due to the cold winter?

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  24. A great picture of the lambs and mum - I must say though I loved your collie, our farm dog was a collie and I just adore them

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  25. Loved the lambs. Delighted Amy had a good time at her dance. I know how you feel about the dating thing. Been there! Got the book. Big smiles and thanks. Will pop over to that blog. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  26. A perfect picture of newborn lambs and mum !
    I miss lambs :(
    I had to laugh at your comment to the daughter, we all have that motherly instinct to keep them tied to our apron strings, no matter how young.
    I have a blogger friend Betsy http://myfivemen.blogspot.com/ she also has three triplet boys diagnosed with Autism, her life is very busy to say the least, and shares a wonderful sense of humour and determination about her family's struggle day to day.
    Love your blog !

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  27. Brit in Tennessee - I feel ever so guilty now as I haven't read Betsy's blog for ages. Thanks for reminding me of her lovely blog and very interesting life.

    lastofthemojitos - in answer to your question, no, lambing isn't later this year, not for us anyway. Whether it will be as successful as last year remains to be seen due to the bad winter, but the tups (rams) still took their pleasure!!

    Thank you for your comments and thank you for reading Cuddledry's post. CJ xx

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  28. LOL at you "telling" her to wait till she's 30, glad you didn't do it. I'd have thought it too!
    But that guy is right, Amy is beautiful.
    I'll head over to your other post now...

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  29. My sister in law has a beautiful autistic boy, so this is an issue close to all of us.

    Congrats on all the new lambs

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