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Monday, April 4, 2016

Roadtrip East: Lambing Time

A short jaunt down the road from Randy and Elaine, you'll find a field bursting with a sure sign of spring -- baby lambs!


It's a peaceful co-existence, lambs, llamas, goats, a horse and a donkey, all sharing space.



It's a lovely spot -- plenty of water, some outbuildings if it's too hot or wet.



There were plenty of black and white baby lambs frolicking about -- and it was pretty clear a few of them were really into their mom.



Another borrowed a sleeping llama to use for a pillow! But all things pass and he moved on!

 

I couldn't resist their sweet faces.


This guy just wanted to play -- but he ended up curling up with one of his pals.

 

Nap time!



I leave you with a few more sweet faces, gangly legs and future sweaters of America.

 

It's time to dine!

 

But please -- don't mention the word mutton. Or lamb shanks. Just think lovely wool sweaters.


After all, that grows back!

27 comments:

Shelia said...

Oh, how sweet! Nothing sweeter that a little lamb's face!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Paulita said...

Jeanie, What terrific pictures of the sheep and lambs. I read a funny comment yesterday about the movie Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson, so a 1995 version, that they wanted the sheep to have their winter coats when they began filming, but the weather was so warm that one of the sheep passed out. In the rest of the movie, the sheep had their summer coats.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Adorable. We have a sheep pasture near here that I drive past now & then. Haven't seen any lambies yet, but they look so peaceful grazing. And I loved your maple syrup post! I found the process so exotic and captivating when I first read about it in my second or third grade reader when I was a child. So foreign to a New Mexico native! Haha!

Jenny Woolf said...

In England lambing time is February, often terribly cold. I often wonder why it is at that time, which is so difficult for sheep giving birth in the open! Nothing cuter than new lambs springing around though!

Anne said...

What a fun and playful way to start out my morning. Makes ME feel like a spring lamb, too!!

Katie Clooney said...

I may never eat another lamb chop after seeing your darling pics!!

Mae Travels said...

There used to be a lot of sheep near Chelsea off M-52. I wonder if they still live there. I know people also raise sheep in this part of Michigan, so you could visit any time without driving so far!

mae

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

What sweet, lovely creatures! Yet another reason to become a vegetarian!

Sandra Cox said...

Aren't those babies just the sweetest things?

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh what lovely pictures - they are darling. Love little baby lambs.

Thank you for taking us on this wonderful trip.

Have a great week with lots of sunshine.

Mary

My name is Erika. said...

They are super cute. They look like they are enjoying the early spring time. :)

Marilyn Miller said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! What sweetness! I love them all and just wish I could have hugged them. The babies we saw recently wouldn't let us get close, but they did have their mascot llama nearby.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What irony. As I read about the baby lambs and future sweaters, I thought how glad I was that's what they were raised for. Then I read the next comment about mutton and agree. Fur grows back. Death is final. I hope that's what these darlings are being raised for. These are fantastic photos of symbiotic life on the farm.

Bella Rum said...

They are so cute. And no, I won't think of leg of lamb with mint sauce. No, not at all.

BECKY said...

How adorable! I love animals, especially sweet little baby ones!

Victoria Zigler said...

Lambs are so cute, and the other animal that makes you think of Spring time...

Also... Exactly... That grows back. Which is why I'll happily work with wool, wear wolly things, and curl up under wolly blankets, but won't eat lamb.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Jeanie!

Love this road trip series and just when I think you have shared the best of the best you treat us to another adventure.
I grew up with my parents raising lambs, so I am very partial to this post. Lambs are so, so cute and also I don't eat lamb!

Jemma

Joanne Huffman said...

The lambs are very sweet - and cool that they live in an integrated pasture.

Lynne said...

Sweet . . . creative . . . adorable lambkins post . . .
Wonderful . . .

Sandra Cox said...

Good morning Jeannie,
Would you mind shooting me an email @ sandracox1@gmail?
Thanks!

Sandra Cox said...

Oops, Please ignore that extra n in your name. I need more coffee:(

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh my gosh, these photos are so sweet! I love seeing all the baby lamb photos. It reminds me of my childhood as my aunt and uncle raised sheep so every time we'd go out to their farm (which was only 7 miles away) my cousins and I would go watch the sheep in the fields.

Barb said...

What could be cuter than a lamb? Your photos remind me of the children's book, "Are You My Mother?"

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my goodness what a sweet surprise! Now, I just barely got this in my inbox and when I first clicked on it , it took me to another post!

These lambies are sweet as sugar! Doesn't nature just give you a lift?

shoreacres said...

Well, the lambies are safe from me. I don't particularly enjoy lamb, and would rather have another meat any day. They are cute, no question about that. I especially liked the photo of the lamb using the llama as a pillow. There are some sheep in north Texas, and llamas, too. Remember the weaver I bought the rug from in Paint Rock?

My mother had a friend whose daughter raised sheep, sheared them herself, then carded and spun the wool into yarn. She did a lot of textile art, and her work was beautiful -- another way to make use of that wool!

Wandering Wren said...

It's ok Jeanie, I'm all wrapped up warm here in my woolly jumper and I won't say the word 'chops' or 'dinner' :)
The lamb photos are great, I just love their exuberance for life, all that skipping about ... them were the days!
Of course, my biggest love these days are the lama's as you know from the Easter Show - I'd love a lama!
See you soon, wear your walking shoes today you're going to climb a mountain!!!
Wren x

Sally Wessely said...

I love, love, love this! Baby lambs are one of my favorite things in the world. When my children were small we lived near a place where there were many baby lambs in the spring. One of my favorite memories was going to see the lambs born just as spring arrived.

Your photos are priceless. The one of the lamb and llama was especially dear. It made me chuckle a bit.

Thank you for these adorable photos.

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