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Ruby and Leo by fluffylovey Ruby and Leo by fluffylovey
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Back in April when I'd just come back from my sister's wedding abroad, I did some lambing work experience, even though it was a little late.

Now during lambing, you get occasionally a mother that will either die or reject the lamb for reasons of their own. On average, from the flock of 300 ewes, we only get 30-50 (50 in a really bad season). Sheep aint great mothers ^^'

When I went, it was towards the end, and George (the farmer) had 2 orphan lambs left (the others had gone to various neighbours to be weened) but these 2 had been left.

But, it's me. So I was like, "hey george, do you want me to take those 2 off your hands until some of your neighbours have space??"

And cos my parents are pros and we have a good sized garden, we totally looked after them for about 3 weeks :'D :woohoo: :iconlambplz:

The dark coloured one in my arms was called Ruby, and she was only about 2 weeks old when we got her. She was fairly shy and very skinny and small at first, but grew and grew :D She had a little pink nose >< cute as a button :heart::heart:
George even said he'd be keeping her for breeding, which is awesome :'D

The white one on the floor was Leo. He was a texal cross, so was very thick, but she was so sweet and really friendly, and liked chewing shoes, and jeans, a coats, and hair, and face.
He was very chunky and very heavy after 3 weeks haha, but was a week older than Ruby.
Sadly, as a male, at a year old he's gonna be a meat lamb, but he had a totally spoilt childhood :'D

The twat in the grubby clothes is me, wearing grubby clothes so the sheep can chew 'em ;)
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VirusTheWolf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Your so pretty!!
I can imagine you as a vet :3<3
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puppyhowler Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist
omg cute!
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NinjagoFanGirl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Don't say that bad word! Your very pretty in this picture.
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NinjagoFanGirl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
UGH! TYPO!!!!!!!
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NinjagoFanGirl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
DON'T USE THAT BAD WORD!!!!! I think your very pretty in this picture. SO CUTE LAMBS!!!!!
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ColacatintheHat Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lambs are such BABU'S lambing season is always a lovely time but its very sad when the mama sheep dont want them. ;___; (Was that English? Ive been awake for about 32 hours now and I am sleepy)
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fluffylovey Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That was close enough to english ;D

Lambing is so fantastic :heart: when my degree rolls around (hopefully ;)) I may do some kinda of specilism in sheep, I adore all of them, even the rams are legends :'D (cows are bullies >< the calves keep headbutting my ass looking for a teat >.>)
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ColacatintheHat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Oh those fistey cows ;D
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Snow-Feather1203 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWE c: My dog's name is Leo :D
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fluffylovey Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww that's sweet ^^
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