Friday, January 9, 2009

Now with 33% more lamby goodness!

There is nothing in the world softer than a lamb's muzzle in your hands. Heavenly.

I love this shot! The way they are all looking at the camera reminds me of photos from an office holiday party. 

Delicious, delicious molasses.
Victoria is a very proper sort of lamb. She kind of reminds me of Margaret Thatcher.

Nan is hands-down the sweetest lamb I've ever had. It's hard to get good pictures of her because she wants to be right beside me, nuzzling me all the time.  She is wearing a bit of hay in this pic...
which Victoria finds absurd and wasteful.

"Let me help you out with that. Nom nom nom nom."


We moved Miss Linda, our oldest nanny, in to the lamb pen this week. Linda is 14 or 15, toothless and she doesn't get anywhere in a hurry. She has a lovely spirit though and is the best mama we have. We put her with the babies so she wouldn't have to compete so hard for food. She's already gained a little weight and the babies seem happy to have her body heat in the shelter. Every time I check on her there are three or four kids snuggled up to her.
Don't you want to kiss that little nosey? I kissed it this afternoon for you.

I can't get enough of the perpetually surprised look on Martha's face. 

23 comments:

Sarah said...

These photos are so delightful, just a joy to behold :) Thanks for posting them!

Joanb said...

As usual...oooooooooooooohhhhhhhhh.

Your captions are so clever and perfect.

I want nuzzle time with those noseies... or noseys... or is it noses ! Are the goat noses as soft.. I bet they come close.

Again... oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh

Maggie said...

Those new ewes are just gorgeous, really, and I'm usually partial to goats! Give Linda a snuzzle for me.

Heidi said...

Agh.... must.....hug....sheep....(and a couple goats too) I swear Shepard Susie and Sidekick Erin have the coolest jobs EVEH!

Megan said...

Oh they are so cute! I love their facial expressions!!!

Katom Burke said...

what great pictures....

eochu said...

Yeah Heidi, I have to say, it's impossible not to be happy when I sit down in the garden and am surrounded by nuzzly noses. A funny fact - the lamb's noses are always warm and the kids noses are cool. But they are both equally fun to kiss.

PolarBearCreations said...

What cute pictures!
Nan and Martha have the cutest faces ever!!!!!!!
Just want to "Knutsch" them!!
:0)

Kathy said...

What did you decide to name your old church store. I missed the announcement. I'd love to know

Angela said...

Great photos! I got a chuckle out of the office party, and Victoria putting Nan's hay tiara to better use...

Anonymous said...

I wish I was there!!!

pd said...

I love Linda so bad.

Becca said...

Awwww....what terrific photos!! I think Nan and Victoria will be my computer wallpaper for this week. Or maybe surprised Martha. She's quite cute.

Grandmatutu said...

Awwwww . . . they make my heart warm--such sweet spirits.

Donna S. said...

Ahhh...so sweet!! Thank you for the pictures.

Jenny said...

Best part of my day. Better than when the new guy at work made an excellent and obscure Original Zelda reference, and better than the morning snuggles. Almost better than the morning snuggles.

I love the laaaambs!

Turtle said...

they are so adorable! thank you so much for sharing the pics!you made me smile as well because you reminded me of a horses chin...also very soft! What did you end up naming your store?

Sarah said...

I had my office holiday party tonight (yeah we're a little late) and none of us are nearly that cute in pictures.

I think Nan and Martha and just adorable.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Brilliant! I agree with Sarah... my office party participants weren't so sheepish. Wolfish, maybe. Nifty that they'll look you in the eye!

Champagne/StitchPoet said...

My husband is still laughing! He heard me say "AWWWWWWW" to my computer, and his comment was, "Let me guess, Martha? Am I right?" Yes, he was right! May I please come visit this face in person this summer? I swear, we won't get in the way. I just have to see her live and in person. I had no idea how attached to a blog about sheep and goats I could become, much less one sheep in particular! Oh yeah, and our Rice Cooker arrived yesterday! It has been my mission since your post!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! (for the cooker tip and the photos!) vovo hugs and stitches, cm

Dina said...

I dont know why it is so, but I love looking at your sheep and goat pics. I could happily see new pics up on the blog every day. No, not a hint!

Thank you for all the good & hard work that you do.

Anonymous said...

You can really see their little personalities in the pictures. Can't wait for the lambcamb!

-Perry-

woolies said...

Magnifique. I might need a sheepie. Or goatie.

but my horses weren't so thrilled the last time I attempted this.

So maybe I'll just have to knit some. Although I won't be allowed to sell them after Feb 10th, due to the CPSIA regulations. Tell me, does wool contain lead??