Thursday, January 08, 2009

First Lamb

Here's our first lamb of our 2009 season. He is one of a set of twins. The #1 on his side in red paint identifies him as first lambs by the number. The red color means he is a twin.


I'm not so happy about that red paint. It makes my photos look awful. The blue isn't much better. I'm still negotiating with The Farmer - it's his bit of organization to the upcoming hysteria of 100 plus lambs.

17 comments:

Joansie said...

Lambs are so precious. I'm with you regarding the red paint. At first I thought the poor little thing was bleeding.

Karin said...

One HUNDRED? Wow. You'll be a little busy in the near future, I venture to guess?

I am so glad you explained the red on his back...

PS: how is Julia? Wearing her hair and clothes just the way she wants to, I hope? :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

How long does the paint stay on?

Judy said...

Oh my, 100 lambs. That one is too cute.

Turtle said...

so cute! i also though of blood. But hmmm, hard to think of another logical way to mark them, not like you can use polish on their toes or a ribbon tied somewhere. How long does the paint last?

Anonymous said...

Kristin, I just wanted to tell you that the hit of this year's Christmas was your "Just one more row" mug! My daughter says it is her favorite present this year.

Your lamb looks lovely to me!

Barbara M.

Willow said...

Such a sweet lamb! It looks proud to be wearing #1!

Jennifer said...

What a cutie. He looks so content with life. I remember as a child when my grandpa marked me with a red one... just like the calves.

Yikes - 100?? Good luck

Kathleen C. said...

Hurrah for the start of lambing season... may it go well and smoothly for all involved.
So how long does The Farmer marked the lambs... just the first several or all the way to the end?

peacefulacres said...

Awwww, that lambie looks absolutely blissful even with a red #1!
Diane at Peaceful Acres

Lynn said...

That looks like a good sturdy lamb! So, you don't earmark them that young? Or not until you've decided which ones stay and which ones go to slaughter?

Kar said...

What a cutie! The girls think they need a lamb for a pet now. Not going to happen. I told them they can come back to your site to get their fill of them. You've got a lot a work ahead of you. Good Luck! :)

Kathie said...

aaawww how cute.
maybe a sharpie number on the ear instead?
100 of these wow!!!!
they are just so adorable.
Hows Julia's book coming???
hopefully she is still writing away and enjoying it.
Kathie

Leslie said...

What a hard time of the year to be born! They're very lucky to have you and The Farmer looking after them. Either that, or they should wait a couple of months...

Thistledew Farm said...

Hurray for the lambie....couldn't he paint the back side of the ear? Wouldn't show in your pictures! How old do they have to be to be tagged?

Deborah said...

Congratulations on your first...I won't add the customary wish of many more, it seems to be covered. It can't be easy keeping them all organized.

Bonnie said...

That lamb is something very , very spiritual. It reminds me of Van Eyck's painting The Adoration of the Lamb.

Bonnie