In answer to your first question, the answer is nope, nada, nuffink, not a dicky bird though Edna keeps taking herself off and then Madge shouts for her to come back and being a good mum, she does.
On a different note, I saw a lovely clump of dog-violets today on my daily walk.
And yesterday we saw some Whooper swans (apparently a rare breeding bird for the UK – I did not know this) on the loch as we drove to see the Icelandic mares.
All the horses and ponies are fine and enjoying the slightly warmer weather, losing their coats. Hair is everywhere.
In other news, I am still making sheep-that-no-one-wants. I put them in groups this afternoon.
And added the next line.
And the next.
I think, if I count correctly, I have made 25.
And then I made another one.
It is my therapy. Most days, after lunch, I walk BeAnne in a field and then we go to my shed. BeAnne has a good sleep and I make a sheep listening to something good like a podcast or radio play or an audiobook.
When Her Maj wakes up and tells me she wants to go inside, we then go and check the sheep – ie walk down the hill and back up again, which means she is hungry for her tea.
It may seem very boring but that’s how we are rolling in our Shire these days. It is enough excitement for me. Now all we need is for this lamb to appear……