Monday, March 23, 2009

fields of innocents

it has been a busy weekend with little time to get on the computer to post; I expect the next week will prove to be more of the same. first of all, the 33rd cleveland international film festival started thursday. this year I was smart I signed up to work as a volunteer - I've worked for money, food, books, and even art, but this will be the first time I've worked for films! my first session was friday, I didn't voluntee over the weekend as we had other things planned, but I'm signed up to work everyday but tomorrow for the rest of the festival.

one of our weekend activities was our annual pilgrimage to the farmpark to attend the spring quilt show, but really viewing the quilts is just an excuse to check out the baby animals! and were there babies!!

in fact we even had the good fortune to be there when a lamb was born. the photo on the right shows a mother sheep washing her baby born just a few minutes earlier. it is amazing to see how just twenty minutes after being born a baby lamb can get on it's feet. over the last week or two it's been a virtual lambing extravaganza at the farmpark.



lambs sure do know how to have a good time. but this poor expectant ewe, she was subjected to being the hill in a round of 'king of the hill'

baby lambs weren't the only babies around, there were also the adorable piglets. you should have seen these guys when it came time to belly up to the milk bar. it was hilarious!

outside some older lambs are catching some warm spring rays

well, that's all the time I have for now....

connie dover's beautiful medley cantus, from her album somebody.

18 comments:

R.L. Bourges said...

Connie Dover is a total discovery for me. Just beautiful, thanks, will check her out on youtube.

The photos are gorgeous. ( Poor ewe, indeed! "Children, aunt Maizy needs to rest a bit? Can you go see your mammas now? please?")

The film festival looks interesting. Hope you get to see the ones you want.

Have a good one, kimy.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Great shots of motherhood and babyhood. Another reason I don't eat pork. Have fun at the festival!

Dumdad said...

Great photos - especially the piglets. So sweet. But I still eat pork.

willow said...

Sweet spring babies!

Sandra Leigh said...

Thank you so much for Connie Dover's sweet voice. My YouTube "favorites" list is growing, growing.

Baino said...

Wow it's like I'm discovering you all over again thanks to a decent connection that allows your photos to build for once! Everyone loves a baby thing! Right, I'm off to travel vicariously through New York!

John Hayes said...

Love to watch the lambs & calves around here this time of year, & you took some really wonderful pix. The song was quite lovely-- thanks.

Roy said...

Interesting! Is Connie Dover Irish by any chance? Her work here sounds a lot like the things that Nóirín Ní Riain does, and Moya Brennan when she did her solo gig outside Clannad.

Lover of Life said...

Sweet innocents, indeed.

I don't eat port or lamb. Now I'm working on chicken and beef.

Dot-Com said...

I so love sheep. They are the absolute cutest, and what wonderful photos!

California Girl said...

I love the babies. My husband read a book, years ago, where the parent animals said they were okay with being eaten but "just don't eat our babies". We've not had lamb since. I haven't had veal in 20 years. Oh heck, if I had to kill what I eat, I'd be a vegetarian. Why did I go here?

flawsnall said...

great pictures...love the babies suckling...now this is a true introduction to springtime!

Candie Bracci said...

Hi mouse

this is so cute.Lambs and goats are great.Yes I'm serious,I've always liked those animals,and the babies are so cute!

I don't eat any meat at all and I'm fine like that!

Meri Arnett-Kremian said...

Don't you love piglets' double-decker feeding strategies?

Squirrel said...

Beautiful furry Moms and babes.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

rlb....I'm happy I could introduce you to connie, she's been a favorite of mine for quite a while, I've never seen her in concert can't even remember how I heard of her, but the instant I heard her voice I fell in love with it!

the film festival is GREAT....so far I've seen four films...so far all documentaries.... hopefully I will find time to write about them, but I don't know if that will happen this week!

junk - good for you! the festival was great ....the dancing forest film was very interesting and generated much thought....then this evening during volunteer down time I snuck into a documentary called 'a place to live' about the first affordable senior housing complex for gay and lesbians - was GREAT and inspiring....hopefully cleveland's complex will be as nice!!

dd - i confess I eat pork also, but NO BABIES.....in fact I don't eat any baby animals...

sandra - so happy to help you with the add....connie's voice is divine....

baino - let's hear it for good internet connections, hope you enjoy the virtual tour of nyc!!

john - how wonderful to have the babies around you in your everyday life, us city folk don't have that daily blessing....and my town just voted down chickens, so guess I won't be having any peeps running about anytime in the near future either....

roy - connie is a mid westerner as far as I know, but she does a wonderful job singing celtic music...I love clannad...

lol...good for you...I was vegetarian for 15 years, but now I'm omnivore or I should say a cute-atarian....I don't eat what I think is cute...so no babies, no ducks, no rabbits, no goat, no sheep, no deer or other wild critters and by all means no puffins!!!

dot-com - baaaa

cali girl - if you remember the name of the book, I'd love to learn of this...right up my alley....

flawsnall - oh the piglets were tooooo cute!

candi - good for you!!

meri - the double decker action had me in stitches!!

squirrel - touchable cuteness....oh they were all so soft and sweet!

Ronda Laveen said...

Wonderful pictures. I felt sorry for the preggers ewe but she didn't look too unhappy. Loved the milk bar too.

WAT said...

AW! AMINALS ARE TOO CUTE, especially when they are babies!

Thanks for these awesome pics!

EWE! Yes, what a great word.