Our sheep have had all their lambs and we do not think it is too soon to call our first foray back into lambing a success. All lambs were born without assistance from us and although foxes are skulking around they did not manage to make a meal of any.
We are putting this down to a couple of things - the ewes are extremely attentive mothers and they shared their area with the yearling cattle who kept the foxes from venturing too close. It would be a very daring fox to brave this herd, who even chase our sweet, little dogs if they venture too close (can you imagine!).
With lambing done, the cows have begun to have calves! Frosts and all, it is a great time of year.