Ours hasn’t started yet. I say ours in the community sense since our croft hogs (young sheep) are still blissfully innocent (and blisteringly fast). However, all the full time farmers are gearing up for 6 weeks of  dawn strolls, midnight midwifery and the inevitable pet lamb or four. Has anyone been watching lambing live on BBC 2? a week long  lambing marathon set in a Welsh valley farm. I first tuned in expecting some gooey, sentimentalized, urban inflected take on a very country affair, but actually, I’ve become a bit of a convert along with the rest of the island it seems. I personally have been learning a thing or two about birthing techniques and prolapses and the farmers are probably just curious to see how the comrades work it on the mainland. 

Anyhow, In my creative barn I have been birthing cushion covers for a Gallery in Cumbria.

Orange leaf and embroidered butterfly...pad free.
Same again but with a butterfly strip in the background.
Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

3 replies on “Lambing Live

  1. i too have been hooked on lambing live, orla already wants to orphan at least 10 to get them by the fire.going to be at stokers and dolly’s in hols, see you at easter, colette xxx

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