We brought Maisey and her lamb (yet unnamed - still ruminating) outside for a spot of sunshine this afternoon and tail-banding.
Here's a family shot with Jackson the sire ram watching from behind the fence.
Maisey the mama was unimpressed with the ordeal and headed for the driveway.
Much to the consternation of both, we retrieved the lamb for her tail docking, applying the tight rubber band with an elastrator which cuts off blood flow to the tail. It will fall off in a couple of weeks.
This is our story, in real time and in photos. It is neither unique nor unusual nor extraordinary. But it is our story.