This week saw us say goodbye to our two oldest breeding ewes to their new retirement home. This was the perfect opportunity to to fill the gap left with a new addition, because sometimes you just can’t help falling in love…
So meet Richard, he stole our hearts last week during a visit to Woolley Animals, just down the road in Riddlecombe.
Cathy and Stuart were ever so helpful during our visit which had a completely different purpose to sheep but alas, when we met the Valais Blacknose lambs we were smitten.
Richard is only 3 months old and already twice the size of our four month old Ouessant lambs. He will grow to be somewhere between 80 – 120kgs. A Ouessant ram grows to be 20 – 25kgs. The difference is astounding.
He is, however, a very sweet natured boy and will fit in perfectly in our therapy programme.
I have been spending sometime in the field with him so he becomes used to me. Today I laid down in the sunshine and after a few minutes of sniffing around me he made himself comfortable next to me where he thoroughly enjoyed a chin scratch.
I’m very excited to see what this boy can give us.
Welcome home Richard.