In the further pasture, deep crimson and yellow markings on the ewes' rumps tell the farmer the dates they were tupped and when he may expect they'll give birth.
Frogs are noisy in a garden pond. Spring and a season of new life. How will the pandemic affect the birth-rate this year in the UK? A former midwife remembers flurries of twins and triplets on a maternity ward. Speaks of women waiting until the pandemic is eased and maternity care is back to normal before conceiving again.
Telling of triplets, the theme is not done yet. 'More births from the first lockdown. All that spring weather. Fewer from lockdown 3, he predicts. 'They'd been on top of each other too long!'