We went to visit Elisa on Sunday and took some carrots and oats with us. She is spending winter on a farm just a few miles from Pojo. As we walked into the barn to say hello, S. pointed to a white ewe who was just giving birth and we saw a tiny black lamb come into the world - a little ball of frizz, steaming in the straw, it wasn't long before his mum cleaned him up and he bleated - lots of noise for such a tiny thing..
Elisa climbed up onto the sides of the pen and let me stroke her nose while we chatted to the farmer, Then we left because the other ewe was obviously still in labour and about to have another lamb.
Can't wait to have her back in Pojo, the big field is so empty without any sheep.
Plenty of lynx tracks up the road towards the back field and also in the forest. The neighbours have seen a family of four: a male, female and two younger ones. This is probably the dad: it's a big paw print.
Apparently the neighbours also found three deer carcasses near the back road. Our back field is a perfect hunting ground. The deer come regularly (we have a salt stone there) but the lynx can hide at the edge of the forest.