Saturday, April 26, 2008

Out of the frying pan and into the fire

Not really, but it sounded good. :-) This afternoon I put Dinah and her twins out with the other girls and older lambs in the sheep lot. After things settled down and I was no longer needed to referee, I added Valentine and her little chocolate kisses to the mix. Valentine did her best to keep her lambs away from the rest of the flock, and I couldn't blame her. These are her first and VERY special babies; they deserve extra protection!
Isn't Bryden's fleece just scrumptious? Bevin's is just as nice.

The lambs love to "climb" into the base of this big maple; Blanche is exploring the fun niche for the first time, with Blizz and Browning right behind her.
Suzanne in Alaska will be happy to know that at least some of our fruit blossoms look unaffected by our recent light snows and frosts. Below are the flowers on our white flowering plum tree (which often produces some fruit as well).
And friend Kathy will be happy to see that barn cat Oreo is actually quite spoiled; I have left the three bags of wool out just for Her Highness to have a suitably soft nesting spot. Well, maybe not, but Oreo is taking full advantage of my lack of time and skirting table!

That's it for now at . . .


Karen said...

The tree climbers are adorable!

Alaska Shetland Shepherd said... least there WILL be fruit this year!!! YUM!

Kathy said...

YAY!!! Oreo!!!!!

Love the pictures of the lambs too. How cute they all are! After a few days, Loretta will join the rest of the ewes with her son. He's already as big as some of the week-olds!

A :-) said...

That is a boatload of fleece! You are going to be one busy spinner :-) The new babies are so cute - and how fun that they arrived on my birthday!! A good choice, if I do say so myself ;-D