Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sabbath afternoon walk

Yesterday afternoon I walked around the house to get a photo of our second Pink Walloper rhody by the deck. I can see it when I use the treadmill in the basement (not often enough!), and it is beautiful:
On my way I saw that the little species geraniums planted between the daphne bushes along the east foundation of the house are blooming. They aren't at all flashy, but have a quiet, simple grace:
Even though our recent wind and rain have wrecked some havoc on our iris bed, I captured a shot of "baby shower colors:"
After my "garden stroll," I took Russell out for a brisk, 15-minute walk (more here). Then he got to hand-graze, which made him very happy:
I was letting him hand-graze in the pasture adjoining the sheep, so I led him over to take some photos of wide-load Katie:We should be in the final week's countdown to lambs. Today I'm stripping and rebedding the sheepfold so everything is ready for the new arrivals - however many there are!

Blake was looking sleepy and mellow, resting in the pasture. But what is that red dot on his nose? (Click to biggify.)Uh oh; someone had an accident. (If you are faint of heart, do not continue. Go look at some other blogs, or scroll back up to the beginning of this post. DO NOT scroll down unless you can handle the sight of blood! It only LOOKS bad; it is not a serious thing. But it DOES look bad; you've been warned!!!)



















Poor Barry somehow knocked off his other horn! Maybe he didn't like being the only lambie with horns, and wanted to be like all the other boys?

That's it for now from . . .

10 comments:

Vicki Foster said...

Oh poor Barry!! :( You are right, it does look worse than it really is! My first lamb ever on our farm did the same thing, poor muffin!

Michelle, I adore your garden!! I wish I could get mine to look like that!!!

Tammy said...

I know it's not funny...but the drama of it all is. White sheep, red blood all down his poor little face. Looks like some bad scene from a movie. Jasper, the oldest ram lamb here (He has since went to his new home with his mum) knocked off the outer casing of the top part of one of his horns. I'd never seen that before, and there really didn't seem to be much blood...
Tammy

roundaboutacres said...

It always looks so awful when they do that. He must have a bit of a headache too! You flower photos are beautiful. :-)

Mim said...

Eeeww! head wounds always look so bad. And I think Katie will have a litter of lambs ;o)

Shula said...

That is one wide load. My guess would be triplets, or twin rams. I'm glad Blake is doing so well but poor Barry. Lovely flower pictures as well :)

An English Shepherd said...

Lovely flowers, poor Barry :-(

Wizz

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The photos of the flowers are so beautiful! I like it so much! Sad to know that the animals have those problems.

Theresa said...

Poor Barry, he has my sympathy for sure. Quite the picture too. The flowers look great and so does Russell. Such a handsome boy. They do seem to love being hand walked out, the green grass doesn't hurt either but I think mine all feel a little special when they are the one picked for a walk. Maybe behind my back they taunt the others as we head for the gate.
Hope he stays sound once this bout is over.

seashells said...

If Katie gets any bigger, her belly will start dragging! Poor Barry, sometimes it seems like growing up is all about the bumps and bruises.

MollyBeees said...

(((Hugs Barry))Poor BooBoo Lambie! How do you get Katie out in the field? A crane! Good G-D Girl! Have those lambies already! PS-Those flower photos are BEAUTIFUL!