Friday, January 31, 2014

Winter Lambs

I drove down to North Carolina to spend Christmas with my family and had a wonderful time.  My son lives in Cary and my daughter lives in New Bern, about 2.5 hours apart.  I was on my way from Cary to New Bern when I spotted these babies on the side of the road in a fenced off meadow.  I say "meadow" but it's hard for me to actually feel like eastern NC has meadows.  When I think of meadow, I imagine waist-high grass and lush greenery and wildflowers.  Anyway, I digress.  LOL

My grandson was riding with me and when I saw the sheep in the meadow on the opposite side of the road, I pulled over.  He was a little concerned and pointed out the sign that said "Sheep not for sale."  But I told him it was okay because I'm only going to take their picture.  I pulled to the shoulder of the road and took these precious pictures of the lambs with their mothers.  Every mother's head came up to see who the stranger was and to make sure the stranger wasn't going to get too close.  

Most of the babies were twins!  I was a little surprised to see babies in December but it wasn't that cold there.  This past week, though, they were hammered with snow and ice and I couldn't help but think about those babies and hope that they were all right in the freezing rain.