As a wrap up to this batch of updates, I would just like to share the following.
On a Saturday evening our lovely vet called in to look at Penguin our poorly kid. She was as gutted as we were that she had gone down-hill, but we all agreed it was time. The vet had her young son with her and so I invited him to help me feed the bottle babies whilst mum was ‘busy’. Whilst preparing the bottles I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up (yeah I know - gosh how original) and he first said he wanted to be a farmer and then said no, actually he wanted to be a policeman who lived on a farm...fair enough. Off we went to feed the kids and when we had finished and put them back in the pen he said “Actually, I think when I grow up I want to be like you.” Damn near broke me but hey - Smallholding has a bright young future!