Recently the Isle of Man has had some of the worst weather in 50 year’s. It has brought an unbelievable amount of snow and caused chaos on our little island.
We we all looking forward to Easter and all that it brings. But this time it brought 7 / 15 foot snow drifts – villages were cut off completely and more extensive damage done around the island infrastructure.
One of the worst aspects of this weather was with the fact that many farms had started lambing and these young vulnerable lambs were at the mercy of the snow and cold. Many were buried in the drifts, others in shelters that collapsed due to the volume of snow.
But like most communities – it brings people together through hardship and need. Volunteers offering their time and resources for nothing helped the farming community rescue the livestock. Over many days and as i write this – ongoing still, many many sheep – lambs and other livestock have been saved.
Lot’s of offers flooded in to help look after the newborn lambs and give them a fighting chance to survive. They are cute and adorable, but are time consuming and hard work.
Here are a few pictures of one local lass in Kirk Michael called Lucy who is helping with a pair of lambs – Mabel and Martha. One born on the very day of the storm and unfortunately she was in a shelter when it collapsed.