Friday, April 3, 2009

Is it worth it?

No matter what you choose to do, you have to give something else up to get it. For example, in choosing to live this life on the farm with animals and gardens to look after, I've accepted that, at least for now, travel is out of the question. And I love to travel. But I've weighed my options and for now, this is the better life for our family.

So it was for our bum lambs this morning. We have a new bum lamb - Bucky. He was a triplet and his mom only had enough milk for twins, so he's keeping Cutie company. With cabin fever raging through our house, I caved and allowed the girls to bring them in the house which was very exciting for both the lambs and the girls.

The lambs soon realized, however, that they had a choice to make. The choice wasn't as easy as the comfort of a roof over their heads and a warm fire or huddled in a shed in cold, rainy weather. Oh, no. To be inside meant being subjected to this...

The dress-up box.



Good angel ...

or wicked witch?

Brainy ...

or debutante?

Elfish lambs.It seemed to be right about here that one whispered to the other 'Let's blow this joint!' and they made their decision. The shed has soft straw in it. That's not so bad.

*Photo credits to my niece, J.

10 comments:

Sarah said...

Ooooh! I love it! How cute!

Christy said...

That is beyond precious! What fun for the kids.

Lindsay said...

Priceless! Those lambs are so cute. Out of curiosity, how big is your land Sarah?

Kyre said...

Looks like a great time! How fun to bring the lambs in the house. Was it messy? ;P

jimmycrackedcorn said...

I feel so stupid asking this...

Why do they always look like they have a green stripe on their backs?

Sarah said...

Lindsay, we have just under six acres. Not too small, but we'd like much more.

Kyre - fun, huh? It wasn't too messy. We brought them in right after they'd evacuated after they'd eaten, so we were safe for a bit. lol

Jimmy, not a stupid question - those green stripes are grease pens markings. We mark them like that so that we can keep track of them. At first it's to keep track of which momma's baby is having trouble (not enough milk or being rejected. Later, when they're bummed, it's to keep track of them when they're in with the big mob of sheep. We want them to socialize with the other sheep so that they don't think that they're human, but we need a way to keep tabs on them since they don't have a mom to watch out for them.

country girl said...

Playing dress up is always fun, especially if you get to dress the lambs. Great photos.

Healing Green said...

Ha ha! Those were great!

Cindy said...

Aunt Sarah, those are hilarious pictures! My favorite is the policeman and the jail one.

Ashley

RunninL8 said...

Oh, my WORD!!! I'm screaming for my 5 yr old to come downstairs and see these pictures!!

Yes, what a life, indeed! I love to travel as well, but moments like these!!! How unbelievably CUTE!!!!!