A man came to see Pascoe, my bull, today with a view to buying him but he ended up giving me a week old lamb and a bag of milk powder and I still have the bull as well!!!! The lamb's mum had no milk and the man didn't have time to feed him often enough so he was looking for a mug to take over and he found one!!!!
Felix is a Dorper Sheep - a Persian cross Poll Dorset. They are a wooless breed so they don't need shearing and are supposed to be very hardy and easy to keep. Felix is already very feisty and very noisy, and very, very cute!!! He will need feeding at least 4 times a day for the next few weeks.
I have got very worried and anxious about acquiring all the other animals I have collected since David died but Felix is entirely within my comfort zone. Rearing lambs is something I have spent countless hours doing and I know all the associated problems and risks. That's not to say that I haven't lost the odd lamb in the past but I am confident of my abilities to look after him at least as well as anyone else could and much more competently than most people could.
For once I feel confident to cope all by myself. I think Felix is just what I need at the moment.
Here he is a few minutes after arrival:
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