Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Well, It's Not Just Me

I think I've mentioned how all the girl bottle lambs move out of the house and out to the barn and immediately forget they ever loved and needed you more than anything in the world.  The boys?  They never completely grow up.  

I've tried to tell myself that I just raise strong girls who are ready for the real world and hit the ground running.  I do think that's a fair assessment, but I raise the boys the same though and I am having to stand next to Biscuit while he eats now (without the creep feeder) so he feels confident and stays focused ;-).


I peeked around the corner of the barn at lunchtime and saw Biscuit and Mrs. Pepperpot side by side and assumed Muffin was just a little further around the corner...


...or halfway done the barn (!).  That's her next to Bullwinkle at the end of the blue gate, sassily chewing cud with her back to her long suffering momma.  

Poor Mrs. Pepperpot. At least she still has Biscuit.  Those boys won't let you down ;-).


8 comments:

sophy0075 said...

It’s not just Hoomin babies, then?!

Muffin is flirting. Well, with your Boyz, at least she can’t get into trouble...

Shirley said...

Biscuit is a mamas boy.

Marianne said...

You just never know what the babies are going to grow up to be like. I look at those beautiful sheep and remember the lovely little lambs.

RuusVerd said...

It's funny how flocks are different; my girls tend to stick to their mamas longer and more closely than the boy lambs. But my bottle lambs were both girls, so maybe that makes a difference. Mira and Angel are both pretty clingy, though, and Mira's been weaned for over two years now.

karen said...

I would be sad to let go of babies. However, I bet you freed up lots of time now that they are out!!

Marilyn F. said...

Ahhhhh . . . so sweet to see your flock tucked in the barn. Your comments interesting in the difference between girl and boy lambs. Makes one wonder about nature and animals. Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

It must be so neat to watch the lambs grow into sheep and to be able to see them each day, learning about their different personalities! Great photos of the sheep :-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

I have always enjoyed male dogs, cats and horses much better that their female counterparts:) Those boys will love you forever the girls not as much:)

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