Saturday, April 20, 2019

buying spring, Cubby walk, orphaned lamb



Went to the nursery to get a spring plant for the neighbors. Plants and flowers here are ridiculously pricey compared to London, not sure why, anyway I bought a gorgeous  bright purple azalea . The nursery is like a candy shop- OOOh and AAAh all over the place, and many dollar signs.


-came home, took Cubby for a walk around the neighborhood, not a long walk , he runs out of gas quickly.

Eats grass, drinks from the ditch-

and rolls around just like a big dog.


Kids are out , playing basket ball, street hockey and roller skating- check the fancy skates! 
We wore metal clamp ons with a key-of course ,we be  old!
 Scraped knees , went through band aids on an hourly basis, kept that company in business!


Tulips are at their best right now, and they are EVERYWHERE.

The lambs were born, there were a pair of twins in the lot. Below is Grace's baby.
Farmer Kim went out yesterday to check on things, wondering why Grace did not show up for dinner- found her in the back forty deader than dead- throat gone, guts out...cougar.
likely a juvenile cougar as the older ones only go after deer and elk. 

Poor baby.
I guess Lily ,the other mama, is now feeding all three lambs.


Leaving you with garden full of color and wishing you a happy Easter ham, or tofu ham, or a colored egg.
Yay jesus! 


6 comments:

  1. Sad that baby lost his mama, and hope the last ewe takes it on. Raising an orphan lamb is hard work!

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  2. Nature is cruel. And sometimes, nature is sweet.
    Happy Jesus rose day! I need to go get my ham out of the refrigerator and start the cooking.
    I love your photos. Nurseries are just the best places, aren't they?

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    1. I agree with you, nurseries are full of dreams of owning a beautiful plant, dollars sort of prevent that but they are wonderful to look at- all organized and freshly watered, looking their best for sale. Some have ribbons in their hair. Some are in gorgeous planters that cost twice what the pant costs.

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  3. I love nurseries! I could spend all my money there. poor baby lamb. we always say nature is cruel but isn't it cruel to starve? everybody has to eat. I doubt we are any less cruel with our meat and chicken farms, animals crammed cheek by jowl, no life in the world just death waiting.

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    1. I blame people for every injustice on the planet pretty much. Can't blame a juvenile cougar for going out on his own to try to get dinner= The sheep should have been protected by the human, I reckon.

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  4. I'm not sure what is more adorable, the dog or the lamb, ha-ha. Great article!

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