Monday, March 10, 2014

Lambing Season (Reposted, with additions, from March 10, 2012)


Reposted, with additions, from March 10, 2012

"If it weren't for lambing and sugaring, I'd never make it through this time of year" quoted Reeve Linbergh in Richard Brown's The View from the Kingdom.  The two have always been intertwined with each other and March. And the growth of sheep provides one yardstick for the weeks and months on farms across New England.


This lamb was found on the farm just a few hours old.







A few weeks later...


April on another salt water farm...



May (on another)...





Late Spring shearing....

Summer...


And by Fall...





8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely adorable!

Whimmy

Nick said...

"Absolutely adorable" indeed....and where's the mint sauce?

JDS said...

'Reminds me of my brother-in-law's sheep sheerings. We all stand around and sing a verse from Handel's Messiah: "We like sheep...." Nice pictures, we have a few similar ones too.

Anonymous said...

They are all so precious. How much do the babies typically weigh?

Alexandra said...

So, so cute! Love!! :-))
Thank you for putting a smile on my face with these great photographs!

Bob Henkel said...

Cute little critters.

Brett - Midwest said...

I've seen that farmer in several posts.
Wondering about his farm
- how many acres?
- how many ewes?
- where are lambs marketed?
- the Jersey cow, is it milked for family consumption? Is that the same farm where I saw the AI person breeding a Jersey in an older post?? Thanks !

Anonymous said...

Precious. And those babies!!! I find the company of sheep to be serene. They are just very peaceful to be around. Much like ducks. Great photography. --Holly in PA