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Ladies and gentlemen, your Easter lamb!

Right on schedule, lambs. I promised you lambs, and…lambs.

We had glorious weather today, so I sat in the backyard in a sling-back chair and welcomed a whole bunch of the little woolly boogers to the neighborhood. One of my favorite days of the year (we’ll have a few more days of lambs, but the weather won’t be so nice).

We had quite a cold snap last night. Down to 34° overnight. Think of that. Think of all the lambs born into darkness and cold, then suddenly the big, bright, warm sun breaks over the horizon. Lambgasms all around. One year, I’ll have to get up before dawn and see that for myself.

Happy Easter weekend, folks!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 6, 2012, 9:45 pm

Knocks me out that I took that picture sitting in my own back yard (albeit with a pretty long lens).

Well, Uncle B might’ve taken that one.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: April 6, 2012, 10:03 pm

Ah, country life. My wife’s going to regret us moving to NH soon enough, when I start finding excuses to collect goats (curry!) & chickens (eggs!) & gooses (they’re amazingly loud!).

Comment from Ric Locke
Time: April 6, 2012, 10:09 pm

All together now, one, two, three —


Comment from Redd
Time: April 6, 2012, 10:31 pm

You’re starting to sound like Clare Starling…snap out of it!

And what’s so great about that picture? The mother is obviously eating it’s young. It’s cannibalism.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 6, 2012, 10:39 pm

Thank you for reinforcing my faith in my readers, Redd. I *knew* one of you was going to say that.

Now, my revenge: Windy. The Association. Stick with the video until “Windy” shoes up, about 1:40 in. She sure do have some thick false eyelashes for a hippie chick.

I loved that song. When I was seven.

Comment from Oh Hell
Time: April 6, 2012, 10:42 pm

You unfairly malign sheep – only trolls eat their young. Good thing to, it keeps the population down.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 6, 2012, 10:52 pm

Anti-Weasel bigotry at the Wall Street Journal?

What’s Less Appealing Than a Woman With Cats?
“Va. Beach Woman Who Keeps Chickens Loses Appeal”
–headline, Virginian-Pilot (Virginia Beach), April 5

Although other bird-like things are of more concern there now…

Comment from David Gillies
Time: April 6, 2012, 10:54 pm

I think it’s time for Lamb Rogan Josh this weekend. That’s if I can find the meat. Funny thing, although it’s near-perfect sheep country, they’re not big on lamb here in Costa Rica. As the population gets more affluent and its palate grows more sophisticated, it’s starting to make an appearance but by God it’s expensive (like $20/kg expensive).

Today the entire country is shut because 2000 years ago some Italians nailed an uppity Jew to a tree.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 6, 2012, 10:58 pm

They’re no better here, David. I can’t believe we exchange Easter cards.

Right. Ace is on Twitter having a blast ragging on The Hill for publishing this article. Clearly, they’ll run anything they get from this old hack without sub-editing. Check out sentence #2:

In June we will remember the anniversary of the infamous 5-4 Supreme Court decision discrimination defeating women opposing against Wal-mart, when the five men joined fellow Republicans against efforts to win pay equity for women and end discrimination against women.

Anyone want to take a stab at sentence diagramming that sucker?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 6, 2012, 11:06 pm

Oh, and I hate Al Franken as much as the next red-blooded ‘winger, but I have to admit — I thought this was pretty funny.

Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) campaign tried someone new: Woman Picking Out Fruit In Supermarket, who is co-chair of People in Stock Photos for Franken (PSPF).

“Hello, I’m Woman Picking Out Fruit In Supermarket,” read the email sent to Franken supporters, which included an image of a woman picking out fruit in the supermarket. “And I’m writing to you today on behalf of Al Franken — a Senator who stands up for real people (including those of us who make a living posing for stock photos).”

Comment from Oceania
Time: April 7, 2012, 12:38 am

I’ve just been sent a video of a cruise missile striking the Pentagon. I’d email it to Scube, but he doesn’t need to know.

Comment from jihadkitty
Time: April 7, 2012, 1:50 am

Apparently parts of the aircraft that hit the Pentagon have been turning up undamaged as spares.

Comment from Pavel
Time: April 7, 2012, 2:04 am

Yay for little lamzeedievees!

Comment from orabidoo
Time: April 7, 2012, 2:34 am


Proto-Italians have indeed fastened a bungling carpenter to the piece of upright lumber, but did so at the urging of Red Sea Pedestrians.

I posit to you, esteemed Chosen Sir, that therefore harboring any faintest resentment towards Mountaineers of Zion has the same basis as critizing Americans for the unfortunate perforations of McKinley, Lincoln, Kennedy, Reagan… etc.
Internal affairs. Boys will be boys. Something to that effect.

Since this is a lambing thread, i am surprised to say that as a citizen of state where cattle outnumber humans 6:1 and sheep are too numerous to count i do not really see a lot of lambs. Accursed coyotes do their part no doubt.
The Britishers used to need the fox to have something to chase (pooftery being so common they would not consider chasing skirts).
But red fox would not go after a lamb. Not ordinarily.

Do your neighbors do any “lamping” SWeasel? A surpressed varmint rifle after dark with red light. Spectacularly productive in the North and Ireland.

Comment from Oceania
Time: April 7, 2012, 5:42 am


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 7, 2012, 6:22 am

Green Acres is the place to be…
Sleepin’ sheep as far as the eye can see
Lambs bouncin’ round far and wide
And nothin’ else out here in the English countryside.

But Good Friday happens to be today
Sunday’s resurrection of Christ or so they say
I just adore seeing a sheep or two
Well darling I love ewes but today’s about a cruicified Jew.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 7, 2012, 10:33 am

For that last line, Some Veg, you are so going straight to hell.

Do introduce yourself to Uncle B when you get there. He minds the coal stocks.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: April 7, 2012, 12:09 pm

Everyone’s favourite LSD-influenced collectible plate artist has popped his clogs.

We haven’t had a payout on the Dead Pool recently, if memory serves.

Comment from sandman says : I friggin miss Earl already…
Time: April 7, 2012, 5:28 pm

I was just wondering…people count sheep to sleep, right?
Do sheep count people, jumping a fence or walking the food court at the mall?

Some Veg, nice take on the Green Acres thing. I tip my Carolina Tarheel cap to ya.

Comment from sandman says : I friggin miss Earl already…
Time: April 7, 2012, 5:30 pm

And for what it’s worth, I wonder if the mom there is tasting junior/ette and pondering…Orange Sauce or not?

Comment from Oceania
Time: April 8, 2012, 1:21 am

Black Sheep


Comment from Nina
Time: April 8, 2012, 1:23 am

I don’t like lamb to eat, but they sure are cute to look at. So awwwwwwww!

Comment from beasn
Time: April 8, 2012, 3:03 am

I’m allergic to sheep. Lanolin. Possibly their whole damned selves ’cause I ate lamb once… Greek restaurant, not sure if the grease or the critter that had me in the terlit for a couple of days.

Sheep, like goats, have that look of ‘my eyes are those of Satan, that is why people feel the need to sacrifice me’ (or mate with like Oceania or the turd world misogynist freaks of the middle east, do.)

Comment from Mike James
Time: April 8, 2012, 4:14 am

Oh gahd I want some lamb shish-kebab so badly right now.

Not trying to tweak you, beasn, I was just talking on the phone with my mom and dad about getting everybody in the family together in a couple of months, and I was putting in a vote to have shish kebab when we fired up the grill.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: April 8, 2012, 7:38 am

@Mike. Manitou Springs, Colorado. There’s a couple of excellent Mediteranian theme restaraunts there, and the Lamb Kabob is outstanding. Took a couple of young ladies there today for lunch….

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: April 8, 2012, 3:12 pm

According to Fox News, Mike Wallace of CBS News has passed away.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: April 8, 2012, 3:32 pm

Once, many years ago, I bought a leg of lamb, cut it in chunks and marinated it in lemon juice, evoo (as Rachel says), oregano and garlic. Threaded it alternately with chunks of red onion. Then hubby cooked it on the grill and boy, was it yum. I was hoping the 2 teenage daughters wouldn’t like it, so there would be leftovers, but no such luck. And for the picture … Awwwwww.

Comment from Oceania
Time: April 8, 2012, 9:56 pm

Sweasel .. are most of them singles? Most lambs here now are rarely twins, usually triplets or quads. Lone lambs are hard to find. Sheep Eugenics.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 8, 2012, 10:18 pm

I think more twins than singlets this year, and at least a few triplets. It varies year on year.

Comment from exiting enter sandman
Time: April 8, 2012, 10:56 pm

Oceania, just to be nice on Easter, I’ll not ask whether twinned or triplet lambs means you’re considering polygamy.

So, I won’t mention that, not at all…

Comment from bastichestickinthemud
Time: April 9, 2012, 12:35 am

Well, I guess we should be happy that Sen. Franken (D – Transylvania) is honest in admitting that the Federal government is an exercise in cynical humor designed to make a joke out of our children.

Hah. Or not.

Comment from SDN
Time: April 9, 2012, 2:55 am

That lamb just looks innocent…..

Comment from Oceania
Time: April 9, 2012, 6:46 am

I’m more of a humble Romney Marsh Ovine fan myself. But remember, NZ is just one huge concentration camp for the porcine, ovine and bovine captives.


Comment from Oceania
Time: April 9, 2012, 6:47 am

Oh and Sweasel – no more old fashioned temp measurements for you – Celsius is it!

Comment from David Gillies
Time: April 9, 2012, 2:04 pm

“NZ is just one huge concentration camp for the porcine, ovine and bovine captives.”

or as Oceania really thinks, “an easy date for Saturday night”.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 9, 2012, 3:02 pm

One of the flocks in our neighborhood is Romney Marsh sheep; one of the oldest herds, in fact. Known for their thick, coarse wool, the sturdiness of their hooves in wet conditions and their willingness to live all crowded together.

But, yeah, actually…most Romneys are in NZ.

Comment from sandman says:nothing to see here…
Time: April 9, 2012, 3:42 pm

romney sheep go along to get along, that’s what you’re saying, right?

hhmmmm, that could spell Romney trouble.

Comment from Noelegy
Time: April 9, 2012, 4:54 pm

Wait until they start sproinging all around!

Comment from Noelegy
Time: April 9, 2012, 4:59 pm

@Scubafreak: I LOVE Manitou Springs. If I win the lottery that I never play, I’m moving there.

There’s also an excellent Mediterranean/Greek restaurant called “Arcadia” in Colorado Springs. Orange saffron custard to die for. Local honey-flavored beer. I told my hubby we’d have to move to Colorado Springs just to dine there on a regular basis.

I’m a Texan native who’s sick of hot summers, he’s a native Coloradan, and part of me yearns northward.

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