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Okay, NOW it’s Spring…

At last, they’ve let the new mamas and babies out in the fields. We have them on two sides (behind us is a house and across the road are the yearlings, too young to breed). I’d forgotten the racket lambs and they mamas make, night and day.


Call and repeat. I love it. The Silence of the lambs is a thing, but we don’t have to be sad here. They move all the sheep to Winter pasture after harvest, so we never know who lives and who dies. The ewes I say good morning to today are the lambs I went SQUEEE over two years ago. It’s the circle of life, fam!

Ah, but I know what you’re thinking — that thing in the picture isn’t a lamb. No, it’s a pepper. A sweet pepper with the improbable name of Gogorez.

They’re billing it as a “beefsteak pepper” – short and fat and fleshy – and they’re promoting it super hard. Uncle B., the seasoned gardener that he is, is immune to such marketing nonsense.

But I’m not! He’s growing me a Gogorez!! SQUEEE!


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 3, 2018, 7:45 pm

I knew someone who loved fried green pepper sandwichs. I never tried them. They do stink up the place.

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: April 4, 2018, 3:41 am

Dunno…looks like its got a creepy little mouth with bad teeth…I’d be careful.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 4, 2018, 4:06 pm

Yeah, I thought it was a photo of a one-eyed pepper monster.

So speaking of sheepies, the Ozzies have sheep shearing folk songs and they seem to be quite fond of the banjo, do the Brits?
I mean, semi contemporary, not Steeleye Span.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 4, 2018, 8:35 pm

The Brits have a historic interest in the banjo that pre-dates WWII. Not so much since.

The Ozzies are big banjo collectors. Or, at least, I know a few Ozzies who are banjo collectors, from the banjo forums.

Comment from McGyver
Time: April 5, 2018, 1:54 am

It has teeth

McGyver, out

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 5, 2018, 4:06 am

I like odd sweet peppers: cubanella, ancient red, gypsy.

But then I also like unusual hot peppers: chilaca, manzano, Italian long hot, banana (none of which are very hot, but have distinctive interesting flavors).

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: April 5, 2018, 3:49 pm

I have a nice album off of Amazon by a (dead) fella named Gary Shearston – mostly about sheering sheep and such – called “The springtime it brings on the shearing”

One would almost think he was advertising shears or something.
He played nice banjo.
The lyrics had me in the ‘ozzie’ dictionary every 5 minutes trying to figure out what in hell he was singing about.
I know more about tarring sheep than I should now.

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