Friday, July 30, 2010

Baby lambs.

Cute little blighters, frollicking around in the paddock all day long.
Cant get too close to them, they are off in a flash!
Three girls and one boy. We have sold most of our sheep and only kept 10 ewes and 2 rams, so there will only be ten babies this year.
This shot was meant to show all four, flat out in a race....this is the last one !! They're too quick for me, I only managed to get the slowest one.
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10 comments:

Aimee said...

Oh how adorable! Here the babies are half grown and it's almost butchering season. Lambs are almost as cute as kids.

Olive said...

Its a pity I dont eat lamb Aimee. Haven't been able to stand the smell of it since I was pregnant with my last babe.....and thats 50 years ago!!

greenfumb said...

oooooohhhhhh :-) reminds me of my childhood in NZ, first lambs of spring always made the front page of our local paper. I don't eat it either - pretty rare in a Kiwi.

Mickle in NZ said...

Lovely wee lambs, a promise that Spring isn't too far away. What breed are they and what is their wool like?

The sheep paddock looks wonderfully green for SA! I hope your rain keeps up - in sensible, regular amounts. Sending care and huggles, Michelle and Zebby, xxx and purrrumbles

Olive said...

Hi Greenfumb, I was brought up on lamb, ate too much of it as a child, rabbits too , couldn't eat one now if I was STARVING !!

Michelle, our sheep are Wiltipoll, no shearing, no crutching, lice resistant and NO HORNS !! The only thing is that when they shed their coat in late spring it looks a little untidy in the paddock, but the birds make use of it for their nests. I'm told it is very good to eat not fatty like regular lamb..... but it still smells the same to me :))

bill said...

Your pictures indicate your place does gives you a wonderful lifestyle. I tried lamb one time in Wyoming or Utah. I recall i couldn't finish the meal. It was a long time ago. Enjoyed reading your blog.

Olive said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Bill, and yes, the lifestyle is most enjoyable here in the hills that surround Adelaide. Sadly the work it takes to maintain this lifestyle is slowly becoming beyond our old bones.I fear that soon we will be moving to a much smaller place.

bill said...

I know what you mean. I guess it happens to all of us. We're looking to do the same thing. Haven't put the house up for sale yet but we're talking about it. Too much to handle any more. Take care. Cheers. bill.

bill said...

Hi again I have a question if you don't mind. You ever hear of an Australian Internet site, Silver Peers.com or Silver Peers Community Forum?

Olive said...

Hi Bill, If you "google" Silver Peers it comes up at the top of the page.