Lambing nearly over and it has mostly been very successful. This time last year, we were in the middle of a deep freeze with week after week of easterly Siberian winds. Dry, mild conditions have been ideal this year-let’s hope there is no sting in the tail!!The accompanying image is a classic single parent family scenario. Father has done a runner (last seen lounging around a field somewhere) Mum is doing a wonderful job but requires help with child care (additional milk) and visits the local food bank (additional feeding), Social services wanted to foster two of them elsewhere but she was having none of it, and became very upset & annoyed- so they are staying as one big happy family!!