Monday, July 28, 2014

Lambs and Lilies

Well, the title of my last post was "Lambs and Ewes" and this one will be lambs and lilies, you'll see why in a minute.  Summer has been pretty good to us with cool temperatures, great pasture and hay so far.  The lambs are growing like crazy and the ewes are staying in good flesh, not getting thin from nursing lambs.  I haven't been doing as much spinning or knitting as I'd like and that's mostly because I had an argument with a big barn door a while back (I lost!) that resulted in some pretty bad strain to my back and hip.  I've been on the mend, slowly, but sitting (or driving) are still very difficult and painful...maybe it's the good Lord's way of keeping me on my feet and moving this summer?  I'm so thankful for our wonderful family for helping me out in extra ways over that time...

Now about those lambs, here are a couple of pictures of two personal favorites.  A head shot of a white Corriedale ram lamb that I'm quite taken with.  Might keep him around for a while to see how he grows.  Fleece is very nice and he's a stocky guy.  It doesn't show in this picture so much, but he has good Corriedale characteristics, nice typey ears and head, though I wish his nose was more solidly black:

And then one of the ewe lambs I'm keeping, the daughter of "Image" so a granddaughter of "Violet" :

How's that for a badgerface - teardrops and sugar lips!  I'd been calling her "Lily" and I think that will stick, which leads me to the next part of this post, some of the lilies from my garden that are in bloom right now.  I've been adding more and more of these every year, they're just so amazing.  I've got daylilies, Asiatic lilies, Orientals and Trumpets.  I'll leave you with pictures of a few of them. 

I wish you could share the amazing color and fragrance with me as well!  Do you have a flower garden?  What's blooming for you right now?


Jody said...

I don't have a garden because I recently moved to an apartment but I do love Lilys. They are my favourite flower and you have the most wonderful varieties of them!
Your sheep are beautiful as always :-))

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

Well, Jody, you have to come and see them for yourself! Of course if you came during lambing season there won't be any lilies in bloom, except maybe lily of the valley ;)

Joanne said...

The colors of your lilies are beautiful! I love seeing your farm and the lambs look wonderful too! All that fleece walking around and on cute little sheep. :) I had flowers. I had them in pots, many pots. They are gone, grasshoppers have invaded us again and they ate them. They even ate the flowers off my lavender plant. I still have the plant, though, just no flowers. I noticed today that they haven't touched the Rosemary, that is good news! :)

Leigh M. said...

What adorable faces! I am sorry to hear about your battle with the barn door but relieved to hear you are on the mend. Your lilies are gorgeous, I love lilies and how their fragrance fills up a room. Maybe someday I will have some luck growing them, it would make me so happy to see some Turk's Caps nodding in my garden:) Wishing you a lovely week! xo