Far Out Farm. It was muddy (we had boots), it was cold (we had jackets), it was wet (we had hoods) and none of it mattered because there were lambs...lots of them....everywhere. I oldest I believe was 2 weeks new, but the first we saw where a day old. Amazing. These little guys pop out and get right up and around. Sheep everywhere...the pastures full and babies, babies, babies. Where there weren't babies, there were ewes ready to deliver. We walked and climbed, enjoyed the view, saw more babies....hung out with Fred (a very vocal little guy), looked at beautiful fleece and then visited the families some more. We learned so much about lambs....breeding, feeding, ewes and their babies, rams, shearing and most of all, life on the farm with Cotswold, Romney and Shetland sheep. The longer we visited the more their breed and individual personalities became evident. As we walked up the hill we saw two more little ones who had more than likely come in the early morning. They were new and would be collected (with their Mum's) later in the day and brought to the lawn for tagging and shots. These people work so hard and love it....most of it. What a formidable pair of women. I feel like a weenie sitting at a desk all day.
Crossroads Market....for a burger. Heard they were the best around....and that was certainly no lie. Great burger!!!!!!! Highly recommend it if you're traveling down Delina Road west of Fayetteville, TN.
So, day old lambs, fleece, a beautiful view, delicious burgers and most of all great company = a wonderful Saturday.
PSS.....Jan was on fire yesterday...just a few quotes....
"Last time I went to Monell's it was three Buddhist monks...and me."
"I think I pulled something"
Jane, "We have several rams and also back up rams."
Jan, "You don't tell the back up rams they're back up....do you?"
You've sometimes heard me say, I'm too far south....two from yesterday.
Woman entering Crossroads commenting on the wind, "That wind'll turn you right side out."
Woman ordering at McDonald's, "swae tae and a pah."