Monday, March 14, 2011

More signs of spring

The first blossom on our flowering plum tree:

A new daily record from the ladies:Spring also means mud - well, so does winter around here, but it seems to be getting slicker and squishier lately. Bless my husband for picking up a load of rock today to fill in the potholes on our gravel lane and driveway, and make the access to the henhouse less treacherous. I might even wash my car on the way to the airport tomorrow in celebration!

And of course, spring means lambs - or should I say lamb?
Barrister is just so stinkin' cute!

Here you can see his many shades of grey, his crimpy, consistent fleece, and his honkin' big horn buds (click to biggify):
He should have an awesome fleece, given his parentage! If he was a little ewe lamb, he would definitely be staying. But it looks like I'll have to lease Barish again this fall if I want a keeper katmoget ewe. It's time to face the music and accept that Annabelle and Bronwen are waiting to present me with Blake lambs.

That's it for now from . . .

7 comments:

janna Edrington said...

Gosh, he is such a nice looking little guy. If he wasn't so far away from here, I'd love to have him for a flock sire.

Tammy said...

He does have the cutest face! Thank goodness for little puppies here or I would be facing serious lamb-withdrawal this year! And here is hoping the rest are ewe lambs, no matter who their daddy is! ;-)
Tammy

Shula said...

Keep those pictures of spring coming :) We had snow flurries here yesterday which always seems to happen the day after shearing lol. I can't wait for blossoms and lambs. A what a cute ram lamb your little fella is. He has a very nice looking fleece.

Garrett808 said...

Barrister is surely spotted! That facial spotting is incredible! I've not had a kat with so much spotting on the face/ears. His lips don't appear to be sugar lipped for Ag/At genes. You could check his 'purse' and its is fading alrady or lighter, that would be a telltale sign of Ag in the katmoget. He IS stunning!

Michelle said...

Thanks, Garrett; I sure wondered when I first saw him why he had such light katmoget facial markings when Barish's are so dark! I checked his purse this morning and the tip is silver; I should assume that he is At/Ag then, right?

Mom L said...

He is a gorgeous little guy! I know nothing about colors and markings in sheep, but even as a non-sheep person I can tell he'll be a beautiful ram. And his "purse"?? Dare I ask?

Nancy - sheepless in Iowa

Michelle said...

Ask away, Nancy, because I'm posting a picture of it today!