Last night was a wonderful evening, walking out to the barn to take care of the nightly necessities and looking over to see Dandy and her lambs. You know, this is our fourth lambing season and it has yet to get old. Each new baby brings so much joy to our little farm! Whether it's a lamb, chick, or pigeon, it's like the air is supercharged with excitement!
This morning, since the sun was up, I went out to take a few more pictures of Dandy and the babies. She's such a good mom! Why she reminds me of my own mom...only really hairy...and she has four legs. I guess I should clarify I'm talking about Dandy having more hair and legs...not Mom. Some similarities between Dandy and Mom are how they both take exceptional care of their kids. They make sure naps are taken, food is eaten, and butts are cleaned up. They both teach lessons that need to be learned for us to survive in the big wild world. Now, there are some differences, too. For example, Dandy chews with her mouth open and doesn't use a napkin. Mom, on the other hand made sure to eat half of a grapefruit at dinner for years and if she didn't squirt me in the eye while digging in with that spoon she'd squirt one of my sisters on the other side. Oh, and Dandy stomps her foot at me when she's irritated at what I'm doing. Mom would never stomp her foot. She'd give us the hairy eyeball and purse her lips together. Funny how me and my sisters weren't mind readers, but we sure knew at those times what she was thinking. I could go on and on about the similarities and differences, but there are more lambs to be born in the near future and I'm sure I'll come up with plenty of stories to highlight my childhood. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures of Dandy and her babies. There will be plenty more where those came from. Smiling & Waving, Sharon
I'm the queen of our farm, although the animals haven't figured that out yet. My title is Head Chicken Wrangler, but most days I'm called Mom. Life is a comedy and I plan on documenting it.