It is always a joy when the farm next door lets the first of the lambs into the paddock behind us. They spend there first days here before being moved to the more open fields.
The fence is only a few feet from one of the lounge windows allowing you to get really close to them.
As much as I like the taste of meat, seeing the animals so closely does make you think twice.
Orkney produces fantastic meats and is sold locally in the butchers and restaurants, a lamb or a calf you have fawned over could in all likelihood end up on your plate in a few months.
I have attached a couple of short videos I took of the sweeties for you to fawn over too. enjoy !!