Lambs, Finches, Phlox & Orioles

I had set out to make double chocolate chip cookies this afternoon, right after I put Annie down for a nap but found out I am out of eggs!  Ack!  So… I went out and took pictures instead.

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First off, one of our City Girls had a couple of lambs today — both are very dark!  This is Hillside’s C.R. Boudicca (just did a search on her name and Boudicca is a Celtic warrior queen…) and her ram and ewe lamb, the ewe is standing.  They are sired by our ram Kenleigh’s Raider a very handsome four horned boy who is giving us very crimpy fleeces so far!

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This is Kenleigh’s Kiara — also a City Girl who is actually a Country Girl turned City Girl turned Country Girl again.  Regardless, she has become one of my favorites.  She has such presence and really is a sweet girl — even though she took her lambs up the hill out of my reach.  Anyway, Kiara aka “Kiki” also had a ram and ewe on the 25th both sired by Raider.

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Boudicca’s ram lamb snoozing in the afternoon sun

I was walking back from the pasture and saw a beautiful little patch of wild phlox growing on the hillside just below the ram’s pasture.

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Then I noticed that Dub was above the phlox bathing in the afternoon sun also so decided to creep up and try to get a picture of the pink phlox with a sleeping ram just above it but at a shallow depth of field so the phlox would be the foreground and Dub would be the background.  Dub quickly decided that he would have no part in this photo…

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…Frances didn’t mind so much.  He thinks he may actually look good with pink.

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Female gold finches belly up to the bar

I also keep a couple of bird feeders out as I like attracting the little guys — especially blue birds, finches and orioles.  So far, I’ve got all three varieties — it’s just a matter of catching them on my camera.

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I’ve noticed that the males and females tend to visit the feeders at different times in a matter of higher percentages.  I’m trying to get one of all the gorgeous boys fluttering around and will, it’s just a matter of time.

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I usually set out an oriole feeder too with the orange nectar in it but haven’t done so yet this spring.  Mr. Oriole has decided to make a pig of himself at the seed feeder to my delight.  He did spend quite a lot of time there just pigging out but atleast I was able to catch Mr. Shy on camera (through the glass of my front door.)

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Then this little beauty queen showed up do any of you know if this is the Missus?

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Last, but certainly not least, is my house cat “Jack” turned out-door-adventure-kitty.  He’s really enjoying the bird feeders — but no worries, he weighs a ton and I guarantee there will be no harm to the cute little birdies while he’s on the prowl (he’s really not all that coordinated.)

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About mudranch

I live in the country, I love to take photos, I'm a shepherdess, I adore my husband and daughter, I walk in the will of Christ.

Posted on April 28, 2009, in Jacob Sheep, Nature, New Arrival, The Cats and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I love orioles! They are just stunning. It looks like your city girls are lambing quickly. Kiara’s lambs are pretty! We had a new baby today too!

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