Thursday, January 15, 2009

Eating Snow

For sheep, it's all about the food and drink. All day long. Besides water which The Farmer puts into big plastic troughs, the sheep love to eat snow. They pick at it just like a kid does. The water in the trough freezes pretty quick these days. It gets tipped over and the ice gets knocked out. Then we fill it up again - it stays unfrozen long enough for everyone to get a drink.


I love when they lift their head out of the snow and look like this!

Here's another new arrival. This mama is quite old and I fear it may be her last lamb. She does look wiser than the rest, doesn't she? Her lamb got right up and hopefully he will be nursing when I return later to the barn. The Farmer is on the job making sure they all are doing as well as they can.

20 comments:

Kar said...

They are just too darn cute! The baggy look is too adorable. You can never get tired of looking at all this cuteness. My girls think it would be so nice to have all those babies around. Too much work for me. Have a great day and don't work too hard! :)

kim said...

I am loving all the photos of lamb and sheep cuteness!

Jennifer said...

Love the snow eating sheep. How cute. I can't get enough of these little lamb shots. Too cute for words.

shortoldlady said...

That mother/baby picture shows kindness and love. Keep them coming. Thank you for taking such good care of them thru all sorts of weather!

Marlaine said...

I love all the lamb and mama pictures. I especially love the sheep with the snow on her face - it reminds me of my dogs after they've been out romping the snow. They have snow all over them, not just their faces.

Thanks for all the great photos!

knittingvee said...

oh that last photo with the baby lamb just breaks my heart it's so precious. thanks for posting that!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I just love all the little lamb pictures. That's going to grow a lot of wonderful wool! Yeah!

I enjoy stopping by for a visit now and again. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I just love seeing all the lambs - keep the photos coming. What a job you have on your hands taking care of all those babies!!!

Kate G. said...

Lambs are an everyday miracle, aren't they?

Deborah said...

She looks so noble and proud of her little one. Way to go momma!

turtlewoman said...

I never get tired of animals and your sheep pictures are one of the highlights of my days.

This mama looks wise - wise enough to say she has had enough babies and needs a rest :-D.

The spotted lamb is adorable.

BTW - no problems here with the numbering system although I bet each mama knows exactly who her babies are. :-D

Lindy in AZ

Thistledew Farm said...

Cutie new arrival. Everything looks nice and dry and cosie - I could curl up there with a wool blanket to!

Theresa said...

I've so enjoyed the pictures of your booming lamb population, but the last picture today with the old ewe and her lamb is so touching and expressive. Thank you for sharing all your farm pictures. They are a real ray of sunshine for someone who spends most of her time in a very urban place.

Breanna S. said...

I look forward to seeing new pictures of your lambs keep them coming.

Willow said...

I know I'm being anthropomorphic, but the top sheep is quite a flirt and the older mama looks resigned- sigh, one more baby? I've had 14 children already, isn't that enough??

bernie said...

I love the lamb-documentary you've given us!!! I don't tire of their sweet faces.

Leslie said...

Please keep the pictures coming! UIt really brightens my day to see all the cute pictures. Lambs are just the sweetest looking animals.
Leslie

Turtle said...

cute shots! you so need to have that "snow face" made into holiday cards, maybe call them "dressed as santa" or "santas fleecy helper". I would so buy them!

Leslie said...

Never enough lamb pictures, never enough!

I hope you and The Farmer stay warm while tending to sheep and all come through this cold snap with no harm.

Nanci said...

Oh I was busy and missed yesterday's feast of raining lambs.
And it's so cold too. Aren't they just the most loveable little creatures? I had a pet lamb when I was 5 yrs old. Still love the memories.
The farmer and his wife are doing a great job.
Happy days.