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Lookit the laaambs…!

We call these guys the Light Brigade. Our property is bounded on one end by a stream (it’s actually a drainage ditch, but that sounds uglier than it is. Swans breed in it, dammit). When the sun falls on the far bank in the afternoon, ten or twenty lambs go tear-assing down the bank bomb-be-de-bomb-be-de-bomb-be-de. Then, about ten seconds later, they come tear-assing back up again. Hours at a time.

Lambovision. I took this picture from the comfort of my lawn chair, no fooling. Only, not today. Today sucked.

I just couldn’t leave everyone staring at a political Photoshop all weekend. The dawning realization that the government is run — literally, as Biden would say — by a bunch of union thugs is just too much to bear.

Lambs instead. Good weekend, everyone.


Comment from Dustoffmom
Time: May 17, 2013, 10:18 pm

ooooh, another one! Once again, any chance of seeing the color version?? Loving the lamb pics!

Comment from Gromulin
Time: May 17, 2013, 10:28 pm

That one on the right looks like a Mexican wrestler.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 17, 2013, 10:43 pm

There’s a goodly amount of retouch on that, ‘mom. How about I link you to a nice big color image of my second choice from that batch of photos.

“Mom, the other lambs say I’m adopted…”

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 17, 2013, 11:10 pm

Yuuummmmmm, stew….

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: May 17, 2013, 11:25 pm

Lambs tearing off in a direction and back is something I remember well from my childhood. On the family farm, my grandfather had about 100 head of sheep, so when we got lambs in the spring, we got buttload-o-lambs (our ewes usually gave birth to two lambs)

In the field there was this fairly large rock (well, large for a lamb) and one lamb could comfortably stand on top of the rock, master of all he saw.

Every year, the fresh bunch of lambs would discover this rock, and invariably they’d make up the same game as last year’s batch: Bump each other off the rock, and it seemed like every lamb got a turn on the rock. Then they’d tire of that game and head off to another part of the field as a wave, all moving as one.

One year, a neighboring farmer asked us if we could look after a young goat for a week or so. We put him in with the lambs; no big deal, they seemed to get along.

When it came time to play the “rock game”, the goat didn’t seem to understand that once you had your few seconds on the rock you were supposed to yield it to the next creature. He tried to defend the rock by butting heads with the lamb trying to take his place.

This lasted for several minutes, until the lamb hive-mind figured the solution out, and tried a new “tidal-wave” maneuver.

The goat was most surprised at getting bowled over like that.

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: May 17, 2013, 11:35 pm

I lurve lambs, specially black faced ones.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: May 17, 2013, 11:50 pm

Mike Rowe on Sheep Castration and work

Mike Rowe actually doing the deed

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: May 17, 2013, 11:52 pm

Nacho Lambre, Eh Grom? 😉

Comment from Nina
Time: May 17, 2013, 11:55 pm

When we were in Ireland over Easter break we were visiting every stone circle/ruined tower/etc. we could find as we went about the country, several of which required us to park along side a heart-stoppingly narrow road, get out of the car, scramble over a stile, cross a muddy creek, amble through a field of of bleating, scattering sheep, and up a hill.

It looked just like that. 🙂

Comment from twolaneflash
Time: May 18, 2013, 3:22 am

150,000+ unionized Democrat IRS thugs, who have been deciding elections by crushing conservative opposition groups, and by making individuals fear contributing to conservative causes, will soon control 1/6th of the American economy with Obamacare. Today in Congressional hearings we find the IRS is targeting and vetting the content of conservative groups’ prayers.

I’ll tell them my prayer: Damnation, misery, misfortune, pain, and ruination on all the IRS parasites, please, God. Don’t forget, Lord, how shitty the tax collectors were to You 2000 years ago! How about releasing some of that vengeance. Amen!

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: May 18, 2013, 7:02 am

A cold rainy Friday here in Wisconsin, but the forecast is for sunny and mid 70’s all weekend. I installed a new dual head shower head today, with one massaging fixed head, and a detachabe one with a 5 foot hose. After I finished the install, I was wondering which head came on first, as the selector was not labeled. My brain said, “turn on water just enoug that water trickles out of the head, so I know”. Alas, my arm heard, “Turn on shower”.

Comment from Mike C.
Time: May 18, 2013, 9:00 am

Well, I’d post a picture of my “new” M1 Garand, but I can’t post pictures, and it would make poor Stoatie jealous anyway, since she can’t have one there. Pity, that. Of course, the way things are going, we might not be allowed to have them here much longer, either. I suppose I;ll have to lose it in a tragic boating accident…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 18, 2013, 11:57 am

I’d let you post pictures if I could. I’ve looked for a switch or a plugin that allows it.

Oh, and I need to replace my hit counter, too. Sitemeter’s gone all screwy, and when I looked into it, there were complaints that they use tracking cookies and stuff. Anyone know of something better?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 18, 2013, 8:32 pm

Okay, I biffed the old SiteMeter (and cleared out the junk from that old ad server while I was at it). Replaced with statcounter.com (upper left corner. Kind of ugly, but that’s the only place I could get it to work). We’ll see how that goes.

I know it’s silly, but it tickles me no end to see where my traffic comes from. People use the most bizarre search terms. And I match them!

Comment from scottthebadger
Time: May 18, 2013, 9:07 pm

I like Garands! I want a MK3 Garand someday, the .308 USN version.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 18, 2013, 10:56 pm

Oh, man. Case in point. This is the first Google search string that has turned up in my new hit counter:

flintstones,porn I Hate it when he does that

Also, it was an images search.

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: May 18, 2013, 11:41 pm

Right. OK. Flinstones. Porn. Yeah, those two words work well in conjunction.

Is it just me, or is life getting weirder and weirder?

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: May 19, 2013, 1:13 am

You should show that StatCounter thing to Ace…sitemeter thing seems to bog down his site a lot

Comment from sandman is going to resist
Time: May 19, 2013, 5:01 am


Comment from sandman is going to resist
Time: May 19, 2013, 5:03 am

theres your m1 garand link. God bless John Cantius Garand and John Moses Browning.

That is all. Nite folks.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: May 19, 2013, 9:17 am

Bit o’ parsing on Sandman’s M1 link:

Comment from Nina
Time: May 19, 2013, 9:27 am

Can’t Hark? Yes, life is getting weirder.

Now don’t you feel better that that’s settled?!

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: May 19, 2013, 12:04 pm

Weirder? All the time.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: May 19, 2013, 4:26 pm

re: life, weird

Nah, it’s just when you read about something ‘weird’, you forget the things in the past that were equally weird.

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: May 19, 2013, 11:14 pm

Nina: well, no, except that it is good to know that it isn’t just me. You and Uncle Badger: validation!

But, actually, I see SkandiaRecluse’s point …

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Time: May 20, 2013, 3:29 am

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Comment from Oceania
Time: May 20, 2013, 9:27 am

Rumour has it that there is a Mk16 Spitfire not far from Sweasel!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 20, 2013, 11:57 am

Funny you should say that, O. We’ve been speculating there must’ve been an airshow this weekend – too many interesting things have flown over the house.

Comment from Oceania
Time: May 20, 2013, 12:10 pm


I have my Secret Squirrel Sources that say a certain Mk16 is up and about in the UK!

We lost our local one a few years ago


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: May 20, 2013, 3:34 pm

“Flintstones” and pr0n? Gee, I guess I’m not alone in thinking Betty Rubble was truly hot.

Comment from mojo
Time: May 20, 2013, 3:47 pm

Always preferred the “Mosquito”, myself. Built of wood, twin engines, a fast, light 2-man fighter/bomber. Gave the Hun hell, it did.

Ilya Kuriakin loved ’em.

Comment from drew458
Time: May 20, 2013, 4:41 pm

Oceania –

Bit of a drive from Casa Badger to Biggin Hill or IWM Duxford, but worth the trip. AFAIK, those are where the only XVIs in UK live.

OTOH, “The Spirit of Kent” is a Mk IX, and was at the Kent & East Sussex Railway’s affair this past weekend over in Tenterden. Which may be a more easily weaslely local for a day’s outing.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: May 20, 2013, 7:59 pm

I check out for the weekend and everyone starts talking M1’s? Get your M2 ball from the CMP while it lasts fellas. It’s taking 8 weeks from order to delivery at .50/round for Greek HXP. Stack it deep. Good brass, non corrosive.

Comment from scottthebadger
Time: May 20, 2013, 8:50 pm

The birch plywood that made up the Mosquito was from Wisconsin. The Roddis Verneer Company in Marshfield made a special type of plywood for DeHaviland for use in the Mossie, which was of greater than usual strength. The making of 7781 Mosquitos worth of plywood explains why birches over a certain age are few and far between here in Central Wisconsin.

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