Ewe Plus Two = Spring

Vala Hafstað

The lambing season has begun in Iceland. Along with the arrival of golden plover and the Arctic tern, it is a sure sign of spring.

The accompanying photo was taken at the farm Fagridalur, near Vík í Mýrdal, South Iceland, where Morgunblaðið reporter Jónas Erlendsson lives.

The picture, taken Tuesday, shows the ewe Gyða in the company of her two newborn ram lambs. This season’s first lamb was born at the farm about three weeks ago, but now, the lambing season is in full swing. The weather, too, has improved considerably, and the grass is turning green.

“Spring is finally here, after a difficult winter,” Jónas states. 

As we reported earlier this week, the area around Vík í Mýrdal, which relies heavily on tourism, is experiencing more unemployment than most parts of the country, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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