Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pippi plays peek-a-boo

She's growing, our girl. The last time I tried to pick her up, it was a bit of a struggle. I love watching her interact with all the other animals. She's pretty confident and that's what we want her to be. Around here it works out better if everyone is pretty much bomb-proof and, if they are born here, it usually works out that way. We have so many different animals here to be exposed to and there is always something causing a ruckus, so most get used to a lot going on right from the get-go. Anyway, we think she is pretty cute and are really enjoying her. Ever notice how a baby of any sort just grabs your attention? I think that is one of the best things about being on the farm. New life happening all around. Of course, the down side is that animals grow old, or get sick and die, but even that is a life lesson. The cycle of life continues.

Weird looking eyes on those sheep. They don't actually look blue like that..more like a goldish brown. That ewe on the right is one we call "Crazy-Eyes". She was really, really sick about 6 weeks ago and did her best to die on us. Somehow we pulled her through, but she still has those wild looking eyes! (If you are a Larry David fan--"Curb Your Enthusiasm"--, you may remember a show with a character called Crazy Eyes---not quite the same!)


  1. She is adorable and has that wonderful swaggering/confident look about her! And, yes, who can resist a baby of any species?