Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The other side of the warm glow

Mother's Day is over, and life is back to normal. Brian is grounded for the week, and Annabelle, Marta and Sarai are surely wishing they could do the same to their offspring. A few other creatures would probably appreciate it as well. That cute photo I posted on Mother's Day of my lambs-on-the-loose? Yeah, after that they all chased Perch, who I'd let out of the henhouse to forage awhile, and Oreo the barn cat, who was trying to enjoy a sunbath.
Then they slithered under the fence to their dams' relief, only to slither right back out again without even grabbing a snack!

They are getting bolder, too. This morning they approached one of the resident "wolves" –
who was doing his best to look anything but big and bad. (His expression is PRICELESS!)

They all (lambs and boy) are growing up fast. Hopefully they all survive the obnoxious stage. I'm doing my best to enjoy the journey, and smelling the flowers along the way.

That's it for now from . . .


9 comments:

Mary Ann said...

I'm so glad you showed us how they slither! And the red iris... gorgeous!

Kim said...

the obnoxious will go soon enough, in the boy, maybe not the sheep. ;)

Spinners End Farm said...

"This too shall pass"! :)

Nancy Kay said...

I like the expressions in the dog and lamb picture too. Makes me laugh! I've never seen a red iris; it's beautiful. Good luck on loving all the boys through the challenging moments!

Susan said...

Any chance you could put some screening/barrier on the bottom of the gate? Lambs are so mischievious! Ah, the tween/teen years. Some say they are worse than the terrible twos! Absolutely gorgeous iris!

farmlady said...

Now you know that all children go through an "awkward/obnoxious" stage.
Smell the roses... and then go out there and show that little lamb gang who's boss.

erica said...

I LOVE that spotted gulmoget!

erica said...

I LOVE that spotted gulmoget!

Michelle said...

I do, too, Erica! She's the "spottiest" lamb I've had born here.