March 30, 2011

March going out like a lamb

Daisy with new ram lamb "Pilgrim", born on a sunny morning as March goes out like a lamb!
Six more weeks before the Corriedale Crosses have their lambs. And what do we have here! Now I remember! Last November, the neighbors were over to see the sheep and left a gate open. Out ran a swift young ram named Rocky, and this wee lad is the result.
I quoted to a friend only weeks ago this poem about all the planning in the world, and how things take their own course...
                        The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain
For promis'ed joy!
(stanza from "To A Mouse" by Robert Burns 1785)
A loose translation would be - The best laid plans of mice and men go awry, leaving us grieving for the way we planned it to be.


Jody said...

Isn't he nice Val and coloured to boot!

Norma from Misty Haven Alpacas said...

I love lamb pictures! Keep them coming. (In between all the real work of lambing, of course!)

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

So cute! Hey, I am having a summer cooking camp for kids 8 - 12 yrs in July. If you know anyone, please on my name. Thanks.