Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring Lamb (& Kid)

Each year our homeowners' association hires a flock of goats and sheep to clear the grass and some brush from the open space.
 Most of the residents enjoy it,  especially if they have grandchildren living in the area.
 I find the goats to be much more handsome than the sheep.
 Since it is spring there are many new kids and lambs, new ones each day.  This mom didn't like me watching and nudged her young ones.
 They obediently got up and followed her.
The new lamb's are just as cute.  They will eat the vegetation in the open area beyond our yard for a few days and then move to another area.

Find more views of our world at That's My World, Tuesday; hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren & Sylvia.

26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

They are SO adorable! And what great shots! What a great way to keep the area cleared out! Enjoy your week, Martha!

Sylvia

Barb said...

What great lawn mowers! It would be fun to watch them.

Gaelyn said...

I love this form of mowing.

LauraX said...

Oh my goodness Martha, that last photo is so heartwarming!

Paulie said...

Oh! I don't think those little ones were moving away because you were there with your camera . . . I think they were just showing off!

katney said...

Great plan for the area. I need to heck with my friend Dave and see if his ewes are lambing yet. I went out and did a photoshoot a couple of years ago. He bred them late because at age 89 he didn't feel like being up in the middle of the night with them in January.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such good shots! I agree about the goats being cuter...no contest! I remember you posted about this last year, but I could look at them every week! (I remember because it was one of the posts I called to Bill to come look at -- it's such a cool thing for the Assn to do.)

Lorac said...

I have often thought it would be a great idea here. I really think it is wonderful!

EG Wow said...

What a great idea! Meanwhile, they are fun to watch and photograph.

Gary said...

Spring lamb?? Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Ginnymo said...

Such cute photos. I love goats and lambs. You just want to hug them little ones..Ha!

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful idea. I don't know why other places don't do that. Super photos, as always, Martha.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Pat said...

Goats take care of mowing a lot of weeds in our neck of the woods, too! I love seeing the baby goats and little lambs in the springtime!

ladyfi said...

What adorable pictures. And such a great way of mowing the grass...

Lesley said...

oh my, these creatures are so adorable. and what a wonderfully 'green' tradition! way better than than using those loud mowers and leaf blowers we have in the city.

Serendipity's Library said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am really enjoying all of your photos that little lamb is too adorable.
Have a wonderful day!

Randi said...

These shots are adorable! I would love to have some help to clear our grass. The lambs are so cute!!!

Titania said...

It is nice to have the goats and sheep around grazing peacefully. The photos are very endearing.

Joyful said...

What a great idea for keeping the grass short. Love the photos.

Linda Reeder said...

Love the rent-a-goats, and sheep! The babies are adorable.

Reader Wil said...

Lovely photos Martha! Who doesn't like all those young animals dashing around. It's spring and all the signs are there!

Walk in New York said...

la derniere photo est tres belle, tres douce , j'aime beaucoup


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Honest Abe Lincoln said...

I like both goats and sheep. I have owned a sheep that never got its tail cut off and Mom made me keep it clean. One day, after it repeatedly butted her in the garden, she told me to walk him down to the slaughter house and sell him.

It was a sad day in my life.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Martha,

What awesome photos! You know, I love your shadow shot very much also. Thank you so much for stopping by to say hi, I appreciate it very much.

Diane AZ said...

What a great way to clear some vegetation! Lovely pictures, that little lamb is adorable. :)

lotusleaf said...

Wonderful lawn mowers!