Thursday, April 22, 2010

Back home on the "farm"

My parents are back home in Amarillo, TX, thankful to find their house unscathed by the tornadoes that blew through the area the night before they returned. I'm thankful to live where tornadoes - or killer hail, or poisonous snakes - are not a threat!

Well hello, girls! You're all looking in fine feather these days. I'm especially pleased to see Lucille (second from bottom) looking so good. She was the first of the neighbor's hens to seek asylum, and was then nearly killed by the other chickens when she developed a bum toe. She has recovered completely.

Wednesday's lamb races were hotly contested after a day of being pent up in the fold. Those boys NEED to run!


And just in case you're getting tired of lamb races, look here for an entirely different kind of sheep video.

Today we are getting a visit from the couple who bought Beau and Boo last year. It will be fun to have some "sheep visitors"!

That's all for now from . . .

9 comments:

Lois said...

The racing footage is grand! I never get tired of this spring sport...

Christine said...

LOL, I've seen some strange things on the internet, but that link takes the cake. Wow.

Nice looking hens you have there, BTW. :)

Deb W said...

What is it about lamb races that is so much fun to watch? Or maybe you just have to be sheepy! I've tried showing them to my office mate at lunch, and got a very strange look!

That little white one seems to be the leader, and boy, can they all scoot!

Mom L said...

I could never get tired of lamb races! They're in for a surprise when they're too big to slip through the fence!

That surfing sheep was amazing!

Nancy in Iowa

kenleighacres said...

Your girls are so pretty - I really like the colors in the first one!

LOVE lamb races!!! Ours are getting less frequent here.

HisTek said...

I LOVE the lamb races! keep them coming. Loved the surfing sheep too.thanks
Jackie

sheepsclothing said...

Pretty zippy little lambs! And the surfing sheep is just too funny-

Diane said...

Do you know the breed of chicken pictured above Lucille? I have one that looks very similar but don't know if/what breed she is. She's my fav......the "runner chicken" 'cause she's so fast!! LOL!!

Diane

Michelle said...

Diane, that's my Welsummer hen Welsie.