Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Tuesday is for Tree, & Tiny & Twins

Tree of bare branches
Tree with no leaves, but come summertime will bear many walnuts
Tiny, obscuring her Mum’s black face. 3 days old, born on Saturday night

Twins, orphaned,  Patrick and Judith providing lots of TLC, bottle feeds and a warm  shelter with hay to snuggle into during the cold nights.
Quotation of the day from William Blake,
 an excerpt from ‘The Shepherd’
“ For he hears the lamb’s innocent call ,
and he hears the ewe's tender reply;
He is watchful while they are in peace,
 for they know when their Shepherd is nigh “
Cheers from Jean


Janet said...

Lambs are so sweet :)

Nancy J said...

Yes Janet, but best when not as a pet, and they get too big to look after.I love to see the tails wag, and the ewes in Patrick's paddock are so protective. Cheers. Jean

Lindsjö taxar said...

How qute the lambs are...
Here is everything green, but it is a different green now...only one month of the summer months here. Then autumn slowly begins. September can be warm though...

Jenny said...

How cute - but a lot of work, I imagine, if you have to bottle feed the orphans.

Jim said...

What treasures! Another 'T'. Your own walnut tree....not to mention the animals!! Lovely.

Nancy J said...

Sorry Jim ,the tree, Tiny and the twins are all at Patrick's farm, one paddock from our place. and the " T" was to be with the timer,but not enough practise yet.But I agree, they are all treasures. Cheers from Jean

Poppy Q said...

Hi Nancy, I saw you comment on Leannes blog this morning. Your lambs are so cute, and I notice you have a Poppy cat too.

Julie Q