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Just LOOK at these woolly fuzzballs! Onkle B took this picture in our back yard!

Okay. Yeah, he had to use a fairly long lens. Our property line is an irrigation/drainage ditch, which is why the wildlife isn’t more spooked by us moving around and gawping at them. And it wasn’t a miracle shot, as these babies were sound a sleep and didn’t move while he took a whole huge series of identical pictures.

Just, SQUEEEEE! Have a good weekend, y’all!

disclaimer: blog not responsible for ovaries suddenly acquired by viewers of this image.


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 5, 2017, 10:02 pm

Sheep sleep? I know goats only sleep a few minutes here and there. There’s a word for it but I forgot it. Since they have to be on guard against predators they have to sleep less.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 5, 2017, 10:12 pm

Gosh, yes. Even the grown sheep sleep, sometimes quite deeply. Can’t tell you the number of times I’ve stood staring at a sheep wondering if it’s dead, only to have it hop up and run off.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: May 5, 2017, 10:38 pm

Kinda reminds me of the Bugs Bunny cartoon where the wolf pulls the sheep through the holes in the ground and the sheepdog gives him a black eye and the wolf puts them back :+)

Have a nice weekend…supposed to rain all weekend here again.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 5, 2017, 10:39 pm

I watched a book author lecture on youtube about a Jim Thompson. He was in the OSS, settled in Thailand, and disappeared 50 years ago. Of Course, there are all sorts of conspiracy theories. He was visiting someone else, went for a walk in the jungle, and never came back. I think he got lost. Considering all the things that could kill you: tigers; snakes, vehicles – I dont think it is much of a mystery. They did a search but the terrain is so rough and it is thick jungle. Anyway, he was also involved in the silk trade and they said Thai silk is the best:


I think they are right. I like the dark blue one 11 rows down on the right.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 6, 2017, 12:49 am

@Ric Fan – I have love the look and feel of Thai silk virtually all my life. The weaving technique that gives cloth that changes color with viewing angle is fascinating, like this.

Comment from catnip
Time: May 6, 2017, 7:09 am

Such sweet, joyful creatures. Little do they know.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 6, 2017, 4:13 pm

@Uncle Al: Watched some program on the Renaissance and they were commenting on the trade of fine silks with that iridescent quality showing up in paintings. Isnt free trade grand?!

@catnip: I suspect stoaty’s lambs werent sleeping but frozen in fear at the sight of the pot of mint jelly she was holding in her hand. 🙂

Comment from dustoffmom
Time: May 6, 2017, 5:57 pm

So happy am I that spring has arrived there. Each year I look forward to the sheep, and especially lamb photos you share with us! Please continue to offer some with the ‘color’ versions optional!

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 7, 2017, 12:00 am

This is sort of neat: A map of what areas of the UK are serviced by which London train station.


Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: May 8, 2017, 5:26 pm

Huh. Now I have a hankering for some rogan josh.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 8, 2017, 7:04 pm

I saw that map earlier, Ric Fan. Way cool.

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