Turn out finally, I got fed up of feeding them and they were sick of eating silage. So on 25th April we let them loose for their first grass of the year. They rushed out leaving the lambs behind so we had to walk them out to their mums, and they soon caught on to the tasty green stuff. To top it all the sun came out and made for a perfect afternoon snooze in the grass after a belly full of mums milk and a side salad of fresh greens !
Its been a week now and we have had a pasture shift which went well, and some rain and warmer weather so we think the grass should stay ahead of the sheep. If not I can turn them into the garden to graze the lawn as it always seems to need mowing !