small child mobbed by wild lambies

Armed with his bottle and a layer of extra anti nibbling clothing our intrepid wee warrior climbed into the pen with the wild untamed lambies.




Poor kid never stood a chance. The quads just LOVE him. And only two are bottle fed remember!










Barely escaped with his boots actually. I have a feeling that Minty, who will still follow a bottle at her age, was egging them on!


Minty  loves people.


As you can see Mama keeps a close eye on visitors. But the homeschooled children are used to her, they know Mothers are like that.

Then back inside we went to practice our knitting.  We cut up old fabric into long strips, knotted them together and made peggy squares.


Life is fun.











Good morning. I have made a pact with myself not to mention the weather for a week. Unless it is glorious sun or life giving rain. I shall not mention the cold again. I don’t think it helps to moan about stuff we cannot change. It just drags us deeper, making it harder to cope. And to moan about the cold makes me feel colder and more hunched and miserable.  And I was getting repetitive. So.  The End of Cold Talk.

I really hope that you have a lovely day. We will.



49 Comments on “small child mobbed by wild lambies

  1. Loving fashionista Minty’s hair accessory. Cute greedy Lambies 🙂 Laura

  2. I hope you don’t mind me asking, but I need some sound, old fashioned, farmer type wisdom and this is the best place of combined solid knowledge that I know: my pup has an injury to his cornea that isn’t healing as quickly as hoped. There is no foreign object in there. WWCD? 🙂

    • Lacey that is horrible, there are eye drops that you can get from the vet that create a skin on top of the eye allowing it to heal underneath, or maybe you are already using these, I hope you can get that sorted soon.. poor pup.. c

  3. A;though still froid (avoiding the c word), there are definite signs of Spring here: Banks are studded with primroses, violets and celandines; there are leaves sprouting all over our hawthorne hedge; daffodils and hyacinths are blooming in the garden, and along the hedge bottom. Dick Turrapin emerged from his hivernation to sunbathe on his ramp for a few hours a couple of days ago I think the tide has turned.
    Enjoy your day everyone.
    V x

  4. Ok, I won’t talk about the foot of snow we just got and the two more snowstorms predicted…too depressing. Besides, there are tomato plants, onions, celery and leeks sprouting on my windowsills, carrots, mesclun and head lettuce growing in two hoophouses. Spring is here, my friend, maybe in name only for the time being, but Winter can’t win against something so persistent and powerful as the longer days growing longer…
    The quads are getting so big! What wonderful, unforgettable experiences those children are having! What are peggy squares?

  5. What a brilliant experience for the children, I bet they love it!

  6. The feeding lamb photos remind me of feeding calves as a young girl. Great images w/ beautiful light, BTW.

    Also, can you share more about the peggy squares? I am not familiar with these.

  7. Morning! Michael plowed and tilled some yesterday and then it snowed last night. Not much. Just a dusting. But the sun is coming in the window making me want to curl up like a cat in the sun and snooze! It’s great to see your homeschoolers getting a lambie fix. Have a great day Celi!

  8. Lucky kiddies – Minty’s face is a picture!!!And I agree with you about the weather; sometime we talk ourselves into being miserable about it!

  9. ooooo…kniting with strips of fabric. Another project added to my list. Thinking of which….did you ever do anything with Mama’s lovely spun wool from crazysheeplady ?

    • I am making peggy squares too, literally knitted squares that are all sewn together afterward, half crocheted and half knitted , it is getting big but I need more wool!!

  10. Like everyone else, I was a bit shocked to see how fast the lambies have grown. It was wonderful to have a sense of scale with the lambs. Glad to see Minty in there with them, and Mama in her full police stance…so funny, but she’s such a good mama. What a fun day. I, too, envy these children and the experiences they are having with you, Celi. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  11. Morning Celi, yesterday C and I chased a sucker hole for some sun and went for a walk around a lake. Since my latitude is 49° N and you are at 42° N, I’m very happy to report bird pairing, gnat swarming, wild flower sprouting and catkin…um… catkining. Spring is almost here! Take heart my little Popsicle heart. 🙂

    • hmm, that would be excellent..what a fab idea, we will, as soon as you tell me how to make one!! I certainly have PILES of boxes with the building!

  12. It has looked quite cold in your recently posted pictures. Not to bring up a sore subject or anything……:-) Soon C, soon!

  13. I’m going to tell you, Celi, what I tell the woman that lives above me: You’re feeding those kids/lambs too much! Her little boys aren’t so little anymore, the older is undergoing a growth spurt. I swear he’s grown an inch each time I see him. Your lambs, though, are growing far quicker than that. I must admit, the photos of the youngin’ with the bottle are priceless. I doubt he’ll ever forget that experience.
    I hope you’re having a great day!

  14. thanks for the smiles this morning!..and memories of this as a child!

    • good morning, excellent question.. peggy squares are little knitted squares, you knit hundreds of them and then sew them all together to make a blanket! c

  15. So cute Cinders to see those kids in there with the lamb kids and WOW…how big they are already! And yes, I too would like to know more about fabric squares….it looks like something maybe even I could do! 🙂

  16. Listen. Listen Celi. You will hear the roars of laughter from our house all the way to the barn on The Farmy. Everything started in good order and then child with bottle was lamb attacked. Priceless photographs!! Meanwhile The Good Husband came in from the heifer barn – laughing.” What is it with small animals. I’ve just had my pants licked to death by one of the heifer’s”. “You’re lucky”, said I. “You could have lost your pants. This little guy almost lost his boots feeding the lambies”. V.

  17. I don’t mind reading about your cold toilet seat –so cold that one of your follower’s said his a.m. bowel movement threatened to take a U-turn. I’ve been laughing ever since.

  18. It gets like that sometimes… where you are just so sick of something you can bear to think or speak of it… and it’s best to move on to wonderful things, like truly heartwarming lambies and kids, regardless of it being weather or life it’s a sound philosophy 🙂

  19. Kids love lambs, no doubt about it, and these children will have wonderful memories of your farmy which will stay with them for life. Some children have never seen a real farm with real animals to interact with, which is so sad; you are doing a wonderful thing for these kids Celi.

  20. A cardboard loom has slits cut at close regular intervals on top and bottom (they should line up mostly). You can then wind the warp string/thread around the loom (not too tightly – don’t bow the cardboard). You then weave yarn, thread, or strips of fabric in and out. A tabby pattern is the easiest but you can get creative with it. I would suggest an 8 1/2″ X 11″ or smaller piece of card board to start with. Good luck and have fun!

  21. Don’t think the lamby rush fazed the little one too much at all! Bet those kids are just about the only ones in Illinois who can’t wait to go to school – far, far too many interesting things to do . . . and, yep, i am a knitter but had never seen needles of that size before! PS Was fun for me too to click on the computer a few minutes back and be able to say: ‘Good morning Tilly, good morning Blue Murphy’: they do look gorgeous on te screen . . . .

  22. I don’t know who has a better deal here, the homeschoolers or the lambs. Oh, right–neither: *I* get to enjoy both, so lucky me! Thanks for sharing such wonders!!! xoxo

  23. Hi Celi
    Thanks so much for your blog – it is such a bright, cheerful start to my busy day. We dairy farm about 1 hour’s drive from Johannesburg, South Africa and I also homeschool my two teenage daughters. We milk about 110 Jerseys and raise another 260 Holstein heifers for another dairy farmer and I get up really early, but it is much easier since I’ve discovered your blog. I brew a cup of our indigenous rooibos tea with ginger and I drink that while reading your blog. When I get to the ‘have a lovely day’ part, I am ready to face the world! Thanks very, very much for being such an important part of my morning.

    • And thank you very much for reading me with your perfect early morning drink, I am off out into the dark too now, but am milking only one compared to your 110. You are one busy girl.. Have an especially lovely day today.. c

  24. Oh you do have a wonderful life… the joy you experience comes through in your photos… I just love it…

  25. I got such a nostalgic, peaceful feeling at the first glance of this post. How I miss the days my grandmother spent teaching, and showing me the country side of life. Those are the best memories I ever expect to acquire. I so miss the days of the family farms, and independent, family oriented enterprise. Those should be memories for every child, and person, in my opinion, and such a sad reality that now can be only memories indeed.
    Bless You

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