Last week we brought home new friends! Four sweet little friends who will happily munch down our back pasture and paddock, along with the barnyard area, and look plenty charming while they're at it.
A little shy at first, the mama, Clover, warmed up quickly when she saw that we provide treats. The three little lambs, Casper and Ivy and Dandelion, were still shy around us so the first night of trying to put them up was rough.
The next night, though, they followed Clover right into their stall, and we all exhaled mightily.
Every morning I feed Ivy her bottle and then let them all out to munch. And munch, and munch, and munch. They wander all over the paddock and pasture, not at all minding Scout or the chickens or the kids, and when they need a rest, they file into the barn and plop down in the shade.
They're exceedingly charming, all right.
We've come up with plenty of excuses to abandon work right in the middle and sneak out to the paddock to check on them.
Not much has gotten done around here in the last week, unless you count sitting on the garden bench and admiring sheep as productive.