Obviously there are lambs everywhere at the moment – including some looking very cute in little bright orange jackets to keep them warm and dry (‘Those are the softies,’ said one of our new neighbours, ‘the southern cross breeds. Our Shetlanders don’t need jackets!’) – but it’s not just the sheep that are busy reproducing.
Just across the bay from us are two brand new Shetland pony foals, busy bouncing around their field and being just about as cute as can be. We took a walk round the bay and went to say hello – being a bit wary of the mums, knowing how, shall we say, ‘feisty’ Shetland ponies can be. But we needn’t have worried; the ponies weren’t bothered by us and our clicking cameras at all, in fact they were rather noncholant about it, as if they thought it only natural that their beautiful babies should get so much attention.
And they’re not really wrong, are they?