Sheep In Sheep’s Clothing. September 10, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: Canon 2X tele-Extender III, Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens, Gizmo, lambs, sheep, Shelburne MA
Among the livestock populating our local hills are lots of sheep. They’re a favorite of local farmers because they don’t have to be milked at the crack of dawn, 365 days a year, and because they produce something, namely their wool, which doesn’t require slaughtering them and starting all over with lambs. Here are a few shots of sheep from my ride home this afternoon.
A ewe at 800mm:
This ewe is trying to keep a fence post between herself and me, but I only needed one eye to call this a postable shot.
A mother’s life is never easy, and if nursing pasture muffins is a big part of it, it’s downright hard on the knees:
…and the udder, which is constantly tugged at:
I was surprised to find this crew of lambs at this time of year. Obviously, a lifetime of living in the country doesn’t make one a farmer!
At any rate, it was fun to watch the little ones cavort in the tall grass:
…until Momma called them back together:
…and lead them away from the gaze of the stranger: