Saturday, November 16, 2013

Who IS That Cute Lambie?


I stuck a bookmark in with each calendar and have received several "Which lamb is that?" emails.  That's Popcorn Pee Pee Pants :-D.  She was our first Equinox Farm bottle lamb, almost 10 (!) years ago.  Punkin was my very first bottle lamb, 21 (!) years ago.  

Pee Pee was supposed to be Pearl.  She was born in January on a nearby friend's farm.  It was a brutally cold winter and since we didn't have any other lambs to buddy her up with out in the barn, we decided she could stay in the kitchen an "extra long" time, about five (!) weeks.

She was a silly little Border Cheviot lamb and was bouncing around the kitchen in no time and her name got changed to Popcorn.  After five (!) weeks mopping up pee spots...her name morphed into Pee Pee and we'd call out "Pee Pee Pee Pee" and she'd come running.  Her full name became Popcorn Pee Pee Pants (PPPP) and she's never been called Pearl since.

I'd gone somewhere and left Saint Tim home babysitting.  I came home and he said "You're not going to believe what Pee Pee did.  I think I got some cute pictures."  Yes he did!  He'd seen her sitting there and snuck around the outside of the house to get the shot lined up down on her level.  It was taken with a simple point and shoot camera, further proof that you do not need an expensive camera to take nice pictures!

Pee Pee looks like she was a couple weeks old and it must have been a warm, sunny morning because she wasn't wearing her little gray coat.  I only have a few pictures of her as a baby :-(.  It was before I realized how much I enjoyed taking pictures.  Back in those days Iris didn't mind being a babysitter.  It was before she realized how little she enjoyed bottle lambs ;-).  All the lambs have loved climbing on that wicker furniture. 

When I finally got her moved out of the house I remember thinking, "Whew, that was a LOT of work.  I don't believe  I'll be doing that again!"

You know the rest of that story ;-).



16 comments:

Nina said...

They do say "Never say never". How could you not love that sweet face, even when you have to wipe the kitchen floor?

Far Side of Fifty said...

thanks for sharing that story...I enjoyed it very much:)

Miha Giustina said...

She is a cutie here and equally beautiful as an adult!:-)

Mary said...

Oh my gosh! What a sweetheart! :). And i love your story. So wonderful. And yep, the best made plans! Lol.

Spinners End Farm said...

What a sweetie....both of you! :)

Alice said...

I love the rainbow of colors that reflect off of her. This would make a great storybook feature.

Tyche's Minder said...

Super cute.

Lori Skoog said...

How about a calendar of all the bottle babies???? So sweet.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a cutie, and what a great memory to have--There's nothing like 'your first' of anything, is there?

MarmePurl said...

Thank Goodness there has been 'the rest of the story'.

Mary Ann said...

Oh my goodness, the SWEETEST face!

WildBlack said...

So Cute :)

Michelle said...

That is a heart-melting face.

dibear said...

Great story. I often wondered how she got her name! :)

Tiggeriffic said...

What a cute story.. she sure is a cute lamb..
just wondering when I'll be receiving my two calendars..My sister in South Carolina said she got hers and it was so awesome.. Hope I get mine soon.. I just love your calendars..
Have a Blessed day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

Nina took the words right out of my mouth...Never say NEVER :) great story, thanks.

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