Up to Our Elbows in Lambs

There are lambs galore at the farm! The little cuties romp around so much we can hardly count them. I think there might be thirty or so. Adorable!

Spring lambs at the Moss Mountain Garden Home.

This little one’s mother died Saturday for no apparent reason. She’s only about a week old so we are bottle feeding her.

Bottle feeding an orphaned lamb.

 

13 Responses to Up to Our Elbows in Lambs

  1. Oh Allen, that is too bad! I wonder if it is the same “mommy” lamb I saw with her calf at your ranch last week. I know you will provide a great surrogate for her.

    Your lambs are gorgeous!
    Shirley Bovshow

  2. This is serious Springtime cuteness! :)

  3. Janet Spooner says:

    Sheep and goats seem to be one of those animals that when you notice there’s a problem it’s already too late. Looks like the lamb is taking to the bottle pretty well…good luck!

  4. Valerie says:

    They are just so darn cute!

  5. Mary says:

    You are a very fortunate man. What a peaceful, beautiful way to live. you can’t beat nature its the best. Thank You for sharing.

  6. OK, I’m sure it’s because I grew up in Australia but while others see cute little lambs, I want to head to the herb garden get some sprigs of mint, add a little vinegar and sugar and dress their future legs.
    Is that bad, Allen? But I do feel for the little orphan

    • Hi Patrick,
      I so agree about overused plants.They can certainly become mundane when not used in creative ways!

      I’m crazy for the Knockouts and the Drift roses because they have brought the rose back into the American garden and because of their disease resistance. These are a very showy ‘green’ Eco friendly shrub for us here on the farm and on our design build projects.

      It is fun to use highly performing plants, that might be commonly seen, in creative and extraordinary ways.

      Best,
      Allen

    • Oh…and our sheep.Yes the local chefs love them. They are sold at the market as yearlings( hardly lambs…quite the misconception) as organic and grass fed. The breed os called a white Dorper and we chose them because they are well suited to our climate and require no shearing ( regarded as a hair sheep ). They are part of our small farm sustainability program here and they have become an important addition to this farms ecosystem.

  7. Milan says:

    Book marked, I enjoy your blog! :)

  8. Seymour says:

    This is certainly a problem I have to find more information about, appreciation for the publish.

  9. Nice to see the herd doing well, they were a joy to see on my visit they helped keep me from getting home sick. I look forward to your herd updates and all else you have growing on at the ranch. Annie

    • Hey there Annie!
      Well, I think the flock may have doubled since you were here! huge surprise to all of us!
      Just when I was going to have to have one of ‘those talks’ with our ram Zeus about productivity….then wham!..we had lambs dropping everywhere.
      Hope you are thriving!
      Allen

  10. Just beautiful. I’ve so enjoyed the pictures of your farm and gardens that you and the others have shared.

    We’re moving back to a little land (finally) in June and have some baby goats on the way — very exiting.

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