It's been far too long since we last saw Lottie, so we all went to see her on Saturday evening.
She is absolutely amazing - the most fantastic sheep you would ever want to meet! She is completely settled in, and is friends with the other sheep and happy to be with them, but, unlike most sheep who don't like to get too close to strangers, she gladly comes up to you for a cuddle and a stroke, and loves to meet people!
Dan says that visitors to his farm are completely amazed by her, and of course they fall in love with her too.
We're not sure if she will be having her own lambs this time or whether she will be left until next year, but we'll let you know either way. We've also been asked if we want to look after more lambs so you never know...
Click on any pic to see the bigger version...
Joe you might recognise from when he was playing football with Lottie when she was a tiny lamb in the youtube videos, Scarlet and Helen you should already know! :)
You can watch it here!
Don't worry, when Lottie rejoins the flock she will have a long and I'm sure very happy life with her sisters and friends, and next year she will be having her own lambs, so who knows we might have more lambs next year!
We'll also be taking lots of video and pics when we visit her on the farm so you will be kept up to date on how she's doing and settling in!
We'll miss her but it's nice to think she's going to have an amazing life ahead of her...
I uploaded the wrong video!!
I wondered why youtube rejected it as a duplicate, and that is because it is...!
I'll upload the right one tonight, so stay tuned.
On Saturday I had to build a makeshift fence to keep Lottie off our plants (she's now nibbling a lot!) - our garden is (thankfully) far from perfect so we're not too worried but there are a few of Helen's plants that she'd like to stay intact!
You can see how Lottie is shaping up here!
Lottie is down to 3 feeds a day which is a bit more manageable, and she's growing considerably in size too!
She is getting so woolly now it's really sweet - it must be a centimetre or two long, it's like stroking a soft wooly jumper!
She also knows no danger and likes to jump off the side wall onto the grass then spring about like a crazed kangaroo - I need to video this!!
At the moment she's safely tucked up in bed (but when I checked a few minutes ago she had wandered out of cam-shot), I'll try upload some more pics of her over the next couple of days.
Lottie continues to be an absolute cutey, she's putting on a bit of weight so she's not as wrinkly as last week now!
She's also got quite a mischeivous side to her - she likes to sneak up and scare Milly when she isn't expecting it!
If you want to see Lottie having fun in the garden, view my latest youtube video!
The last week we've had some quite cold nights (in fact one day they gave out warnings for frost!), so as Lottie doesn't have a big woolly mother to cuddle up to at night, she's had what is hopefully the next best thing - she gets to sleep in our dining room (!)
We've laid an old carpet down, then straw, and lots of blankets, cushions and even two teddy bears! She seems to have liked it as she's slept through the night.
Tonight however it's quite mild, so we are trying her in the chicken coop (it's quite protected in there, but outdoors so she can get used to sleeping outside!)
If you have a nosy at the cam now (or in the next 9 hours!) you should see her sleeping soundly...
She was also the star of this weekend's edition of the Telegraph And Argus! Have a look at the news section for more details!
Scarlet tells me that Lottie has learnt to skip!
She's a lot more steady on her feet and can get up and down the steps much better now.
Apparently she is very pleased with her new found skipping skills, and has been skipping even when she's wanted to go only a small distance!
I'll try get some video of her in skipping action over the next couple of days!
Our first full day with Lottie (well I say "our" - it was really just Scarlet's as I was stuck at work and Helen was out and about).
They have both done really well - Scarlet has spent the whole day out keeping Lottie the lamb company, and Lottie has been on her best behaviour and has done really well with her feeds.
It's got really chilly on a night, so we decided the best thing to do was to bring Lottie in, so she's asleep in a large cardboard box with a teddy, padding, straw and blankets!
It's quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen, a lamb soundly asleep with a contented look on her face, in a box in our dining room!
Well done Scarlet, keep it up!
Depending on when you visit the site, you might be lucky enough to see Lottie, our lovely little lamb!
She was one of a set of triplets, and unfortunately mum could only produce milk on one side so all the lambs were going hungry, so we asked if we could help and take care of one of them - thanks to Dan and his mum and dad for letting us share!