Jonathan: Another cold frosty morning! Temperatures are around zero – so nothing dramatic, but the raw north-east wind has a nasty bite!! The Hebridean sheep are hardy enough to stand all this and far worse without any fussing over, but even so the winter grass is not very appetizing and offering them some tasty treats from a bag helps to keep them used to me and easier to handle. One of this year’s lambs – from Catherine MacLennan – ate from my hand this morning! In fact all the ewes from Catherine – both last and this year – are confident, and the biggest of them (she’s the biggest of all the sheep in fact) will try and eat out of the bucket as I’m walking along! In January – when the township rams have done their work for this year – I plan to let my ewes out onto the unfenced upper crofts and train them to keep fairly close to home and used to my voice. Whether, in future years, they will do that when they have lambs, is another matter!