Scottish Stories – A Muddy Walk To See The Lambs

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So it struck me as we walked along this muddy farm track, that my wee lass has never really spent much time in mud.

What fun she’s missed!

A lovely cousin of mine has a house that was originally an old farm steading. We visited one day and went for a walk to see the lambs.

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Wellies were borrowed, there was much squelching.

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And much delighted shrieking!

I stayed on the mud-free grass verge. Where’s the fun in that!?

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These lambs were in the lap of luxury with their mums. Quite right.  I feel sorry for all the lambs we see in fields and on hillsides. Too chilly.

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There’s a friendly face. But to be perfectly honest, sheeps’ eyes freak me out a bit.

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And here at Dexbox, Minnie The Minx and their wee second cousin, posing on a gate. So Scottish!

Where can we find some serious, gumboot sucking mud in Sydney?

The nearest we usually get is the muddy rugby league pitch when it’s raining.

I’m thinking that our life in Sydney is far too suburban and we need to get out into the wilds more often when we get home.

Do you kids get a chance to wear gumboots?

Do they love playing in the mud?

Can you recommend a great washing powder!!??

Take it easy


Other Scottish Stories from April 2013 are:

The Knitting Knapper Strikes Again

At Yellowcraig Beach Today

On Friendships Old + New

Linking up with Budget Travellers Sandbox today for Travel Photo Thursday – pop over!

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Posted on: May 1, 2013


  • Reply May 2, 2013

    Hotly Spiced

    Looks like you’re having an excellent time. I remember squelching in mud like that in NZ. It doesn’t happen in Australia – our ground seems too hard and impervious (not to mention we don’t get enough rain). And those sheep and their lambs – so gorgeous. I love seeing animals being well cared for xx

  • Reply May 2, 2013


    Gumboots are quite the standard footwear here in Norway in spring and autumn. Not so keen on the mud, my kids, but they love water.

  • Reply May 2, 2013


    Love this Seana, reminds me of my childhood visits to the Emerald Isle! Always lots of mud, farms and gates to swing off.
    Those eyes are pretty creepy eh!

  • Reply May 2, 2013


    Hi Seana, it looks like a fun Scottish experience for Minnie the Minx! Love the shots of her balancing on the mud with her borrowed wells. The lambs are truly adorable.

  • Reply May 2, 2013

    Desire Empire

    Nothing like a day in the country for a life lesson. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. I bet you guys would love Rylstone. Take a look. I thought about you as I wrote it, cause I know you like this kinda thing. Best weekend we’ve had in the country for years.

  • Reply May 2, 2013


    The lambs are so cute 🙂

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    budget jan

    Kids and farms go together don’t you think. Those mums and lambs do look cosy.

  • Looks like the kids had a good time with the wee lambs. I think the primary activity at my son’s last campout was rolling in the mud. Even though it rains in Penang lots, we don’t wear gumboots. They would just turn into sweaty little saunas for your feet. Instead, Crocs seem to be the best way to go.

  • Reply May 3, 2013

    Debbie Beardsley

    What a great kid friendly adventure! Lovely pictures.

  • Reply May 3, 2013


    Seana, you’ve just reminded me how much fun a simple walk in the mud can be. And the lambs are so cute!

  • Reply May 3, 2013


    Oh, what a great trip! We were lucky enough to visit Wales one Spring and a ton of lambs were all over- especially near the cliffsides, which kind of scared me!

  • Reply May 4, 2013

    eileen ludwig

    Lovely – woow thick mud – that makes walking so very hard – visiting for Photo Thrusday

  • Reply May 5, 2013


    It looks so very British, and you’re right we don’t often see mud in Aus, do we? I love the shot of them on the five bar gate and the scenery behind 🙂 the light is so different to here.

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