How do you feel when you wake in the mornings at the moment? Do you have that sudden realisation of what is happening in the world? I certainly do. It is therefore a welcome distraction to wake to a cheery video from my daughter or a photo on our latest family Whatsap group 'Lambing Live'. Farmer daughter is out already checking the sheep and updating us all on the latest arrivals.
This mum and her double trouble were this morning's treat.
Lambing is different this year. Farmer Daughter is very much on her own for various reasons. Normally her sister and two cousins are on hand. This year the eldest cousin is expecting a baby any day so she is unavailable. The other two girls both work in the NHS. Our other daughter is a physiotherapist in Swansea and cannot come home and their cousin a nurse in Bristol so is also likely to be very busy. The other difference is our normal flow of admiring visitors who also cannot come this year. We will particularly miss my niece and her two little boys who are isolated in Leamington Spa. It is with them in mind that our little 'Lambing Live' group started to keep them involved. It also keeps my mum in touch who is in isolation with my sister.
They can then enjoy gorgeous pictures like this while sat in their sitting room.
They are also able to have quick updates on what's happening such as today's delivery of quads!
Mother and babes are doing well.