2 May 2012 Last updated at 11:55
A woman on the Western Isles has taken 16 young lambs into her care after they were rejected by their mothers at birth.
Anna MacDonald, of Balranald, North Uist, takes about an hour to feed the lambs formula milk from a bottle.
At one point she was looking after 18, however, two were matched up with a ewe.
The lambs came from local crofters who did not have time themselves to feed them on top of their other work.
The animals would have perished without help from the crofters, or Mrs MacDonald.
Local children help her with the feeds and they do their best to make sure all the lambs get their own share.
Mrs MacDonald said it was a challenge to remember which had been fed.
She has a mixture of different breeds, from blackfaces and Cheviots to all-black Hebridean lambs and all of different sizes.
Most have been given names.
Mrs MacDonald said: “I had a dozen last year, so we’ll see.
“I don’t know if I’d ever take on any more than this. I might go for an even 20 if I get enough helpers though.”
Her grandson Norman MacDonald said: “Its good fun and a good profit at the end of the year hopefully.”
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