Saturday, April 18, 2015

Lambs to the rescue!

This morning at church Rick reminded me that I was to tell the children's story. Oops! I remembered earlier in the week and was going to ask my dad for another of his stories to share (he has the best stories, bar none; my mind doesn't tend to think in stories), but that thought scurried away like a little mouse. What to do? I sat down in an empty pew during the study hour to think. I remembered some photos I took this morning while loving on lambies, and also some photos I took of a few of my contrasting Japanese maple varieties. An object lesson came to mind; I had the AV team upload the photos to the PowerPoint slides, and punted. I may not have made a touch-down, but I think it was at least a field goal. ;-) Here are the photos:

Every year I seem to get one lamb who decides that the ledge of the hay feeder is the best place to eat. Last year it was Bali Hai (she still tries sometimes, but doesn't fit anymore!); this year it's Belfast:

When I got home this afternoon I turned the sheep out and hung around for some photos. Here is handsome Boston:
I keep wanting to call him Moose, as he is the biggest, growthiest lamb in the lot. He's a sweetie, too, in spite of (or maybe because of) the fact I've had to put ointment in his eye to treat an early case of entropion. Here are my two favorites, Boston and Bree, together:

A moment later, as they moved off, I got lucky:

Thankful for my lovely lambies at . . .


Lisa Smith said...

What wonderful photos you've taken! Boston is indeed handsome. And Boston and Bree scampering around is delightful. Thank you so much for sharing these!

Warm Regards, Lisa in Lake Oswego, Oregon

A :-) said...

I'm going remain partial to Belfast, even though he's a character :-D

Thistle Cove Farm said...

lambs and sheep always make a good Bible study!

Leigh said...

Good job on the children's story! I have a ledge in our goat barn that is very attractive to certain kids. Currently it's my little black buckling, but I can never seen him when I first go in until my eyes adjust. How they little ones love to play!