Little Lamb

So I have this poem in my head: “The Lamb” by William Blake

Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?
Gave thee life, and bid thee feed,
By the stream and o’er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing, woolly, bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice?
Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?

Because my son and I went to Borders this afternoon and on the way we saw a strawberry flag flying from the local U-Pick farm sign, we stopped in to check out a local apples etc. farm.  Yippee!  They’re open at last after a long winter.  “Let’s go!” my son shouted and I swerved onto the side road.   Turns out we missed the strawberry picking for the day, which ended at noon, but we were able to buy a quart in the farm store.  Of course, while there we had to say howdy to the animals, and there were several beautiful lambs there.  Gosh, their cute!!

This one was pure white and hanging out with its mom frolicking about, but he ran into the barn before I could get a picture of the pair.  I guess he wanted to say hello to his sleeping pal… (sorry it’s fuzzy — camera phone!)

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Then I noticed two other sleeping babies right by the fence next to my feet.  They were so close that I didn’t see them, but man, were they sacked out!  Their little heads are intertwined — I’m thinkin’ twins…?

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Anyway, we’re having strawberry shortcake and deviled eggs for dinner.  (My son’s choice!)  I figured, who cares, honestly — good enough.  Eggs are a fine protein, and strawberries are excellent anti-oxidant rich fruit.  Too bad we’re out of lamb chops in the freezer, though.  For some reason I have a hankerin’ for some grilled lamb kabobs… 🙂

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5 Responses

  1. Awww, that sounds so cruel (lambchops) LOL. Can you imagine how sore our necks would be if we slept like that black one? They are so cute.

    I used to take my kids to a ‘petting zoo’ here when they were small. We always had such a great time. I miss those days. =(

  2. Was just thinking about you, today. Hope all is well.

  3. I love Blake- and little lambs. Cuteness notwithstanding, a lamb kabob sounds mighty tempting. Hope all is well with you.

  4. I dislike bursting your bubble but they look like goats to me. The hair coat the ears the tail set and the coloration, all say goat.
    What breed of sheep are they anyway?

  5. I dont want to burst your bubble either but they do look a lot like goats.. But they are still very cute!

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