of sheep. One of the really neat things they do is make cheese from the sheep
milk. Every once in a while, they throw open their barn doors and invite the
neighbors to stop by. Well of course with it being spring, the country kids and
I had to go see all their baby lambs!
The oldest country kid had been there before, but this was
the littlest country kid’s first chance to get up close and personal with
sheep. And when I mean up close and personal, I’m talking about a sheep maturity ward
in all its glory! Sound, sights and smells.
For instance, the little guy in the
photo to the right, was born just a couple hours before we arrived. Yes, he was
still a little “gooped” from his entrance into this world, but you
couldn’t ask for anything cuter!
you don’t live in a farming community the term “look at those bags”
just doesn’t mean a thing! LOL So I will explain…… we are talking about the
very full mammary glands on the female sheep, signaling it is getting close to
time to birth. As you can see, there were a lot of mamas getting close.
Of course, the sheep were just as interested (and leery) of the visitors. More than once an ewe stomped her hove to let us know she was not comfortable with us being so close.
But back in the barn, there were a few bottle babies that needed a meal. The littlest country kid tried his hand at feeding a VERY hungry little lamb.
Since this was all old hat to the oldest country kid, he spent his time making friends with one of the resident barn cat.