Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sixth Photo

I've been tagged by Alta-Pete Stockdogs for the 6th photo meme. I am to post the 6th photo in the 6th folder of my photo files and tell the story of that photo. I was worried that it was going to be something not worth sharing, but look - it's little Sunshine!

And, there is even an actual story behind the picture of her behind. She can't be too old here and my, look at all the green grass, clover and sunshine. We're sure missing that right now, here in mudville.

If you notice, Sunshine has Desitin or Boudreaux's Butt Paste all over her tiny little bottom. For those who don't already know, she was the result of an accidental breeding and has to deal with several physical issues. Her spine is crooked, she has a probable heart defect and she has no control over her bladder.

We were hoping she'd outgrow the last problem, but alas, it's not looking like that's going to happen. And, to be honest, in "the real world" she'd have not grown up at all. However, a spunkier lamb you'll never find. And neither will you find one that's more of a character. Little did I know as I was tube feeding her those first hours how important she'd become on our small farm.

I'm not going to actually tag anyone, but here are just a few blogspots where I can promise you'll find some wonderful pictures:

Mudranch's Real Dirt
Sheep Dreams
Life on a Colorado Farm
A Shepherd's Voice

And, of course, Alta-Pete Stockdogs.


Dana and Daisy said...

you need to meet my friend at

ya'll have a lot in common, in regards to caring for "the least of these."

Lady Katherine said...

I love the lamb! So sad it had problems, I used to take many a lamb into my kitchen and tube them until they were strong enough to to the flock.

Anonymous said...

Wow thanks! I'm happy to learn just a bit more about that spunky Sunshine of yours. Her name fits so well too.

I'll play, the post will be up tomorrow, Saturday the 19th!

PS: As I started reading your post I thought, "How cool, I hope she picked me." :D

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I am honored to be mentioned; thanks! Just pur up some photos of our cool ice crystals. We don't usually get this much "winter" in our winters, and are enjoying the snowy beauty.


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