One of our neighbors raises sheep, and when I go for a drive around the section like I did Saturday morning taking pics of hoarfrost, I passed by the sheep pen.

This is a group of ewes who are due to have their lambs sometime in the next month.

I’ve never raised sheep, but I do love to watch them. Such quizzical expressions they have. And with all that wool, they look like they’re all wearing parkas fit for arctic weather.

I watched them for a while….and all of them watched me. (Oh look, there’s the black sheep of the family)

I was outnumbered. And it was quiet…too quiet. Were they planning to take me down and steal my camera?

They might not want to do the “raise lambs and provide wool” thing anymore.

Maybe they want to take my car and hit the open road. Feel the wind in their wool.

Take it on the lamb.

I backed slowly away, made a run for the car, dropped the hammer and raced for home.

I hope they don’t know where I live.


——> UP NEXT: The charge? 2nd Degree Attempted Birdslaughter. The accused? One very innocent looking housecat who is refusing to answer questions.

——–> Later This Week: Homemade Au Gratin Potatoes from an 1894 recipe. Plain old fashioned cooking comin’ right up.

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Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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12 Responses

  1. rebecca says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA. Sheep are HILARIOUS. They either look like they are going to getcha or flee.

  2. Julie, Farmer in California says:

    Oh my goodness..I havent been on your site in about a month…so glad i decided to check in today…that is sooo funny. You are right they are serious arent they? Gonna check out everthing i missed. Good to be back….we love driving around the ranch here in California too…so fun to see whats behind the next corner…might be a field of sheep or farmers working in the field…I love it.

  3. Joani says:

    Lovely. Can’t wait to C the lambs when they R small.

  4. I love their faces! It’s funny cause they definitely have the look like “you better watch it lady, this here is our turf!” They are so cute!

  5. Julie says:

    You caught their personalities….I think 😉
    Yes please take pix of the babies when they arrive…I hope it’s warmer for them….

  6. Glenda says:

    I had no idea that you could tell sheep apart by their faces. Amazing what your camera brings to light, Suzanne.

    • Suzanne says:

      That struck me too when I got home to look at the pics how different all their faces look. I’m so used to looking at a group of black Angus cows that all look the same.

  7. Doe of Mi. says:

    The sheep are so cute. Love their nice little wool hats. Also I see in the 3rd photo the lady in middle seems to be sending you a different kind of message. Maybe she was the black sheep? Love the post – thanks.

  8. So funny…they are on the lamb!
    Love your blog as always,


  9. Eliza says:

    Your photos are beautiful. After they have their lambs will you be there for the shearing? I’m not asking to be funny or anything I would really love to see pics of that…. I grew up in the country (I know how to neuter a bull calf), but now live in the suburbs and work in the big city. I miss the lifestyle….

    • Suzanne says:

      HI Eliza,
      It’s funny you should ask because I am thinking about asking them if I could be there during lambing and shearing to take pics to share. Hmmmmm……:)

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