Family nurses four lambs in lockdown

The Walker family has increased its lockdown bubble, but not with humans.

They have an addition of four lambs! (There were originally six lambs, but unfortunately two did not survive.)

The lambs were born on 27 August; an early birthday present for Pip and Emma Walker, whose birthdays were on 28 and 29 August respectively. But 27 August was a very cold, wet day.

Because it was so cold, the Walkers decided to bring the lambs inside so they would have a better chance of survival.

The lambs had to be bottle fed with special milk, initially six times a day, so they would be healthy. Emma (11), and Ben (9), help feed the lambs. Some of the lambs were very messy drinkers!

If some milk spilt on the floor, the Walkers' white Labrador, Jem, would lick it up. She would even clean up the lambs too, by licking them clean.

The lambs are doing very well, after all, the Walkers are doing a great job caring for the lambs, so hopefully they will go a long way. As yet the lambs are un-named.

 - Emma and Ben Walker

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