Our triplets, born at 1500ft on the moor just over a week ago, are still being well looked after by their super mum. It is unusual for a Swaledale to rear three lambs but these triplets are doing fine.
The ewe and her three lambs are in a tiny building that we call the 'pig hole'. It is where, in days gone by, a pig or two would have been kept. It makes an ideal box for a pair of twins or in this case triplets. The stone trough lined with hay makes a warm, soft bed and is their favoured place.