Waiting for dessert…

Please Suh, may I ‘ave s’more?

[Gets sniffed by other hungry patron]


Nice ‘sheeplet’ studies, vet student Emily C.! [Ears back]



  1. ceejoe says:

    first peegees, now sheepees!
    I need my animal sanctuary!
    Where, oh where is my prince charming animal lover millionaire sugar daddy?!?!!?

  2. That’s it, I’m moving to a farm because sheep, pigs, and goats are the cutest animals. And those mini horses…fuhgedaboudit.

    Okay maybe I’ll stay in NYC and just look at them on C.O.


  3. pinkwerewolff says:

    these are cute…pigs I can live without.

  4. firefinch says:

    Mmmm, I love lamingtons ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamingtons ) for dessert …

  5. hehehe I get to see sheeps every day at my house and Chickens and Ducks too. (Gloating Happily)

    They are making sheep eyes at each other! Baaaaaa!

  6. Suzanne says:

    Aw…lambkins at their softest and cuddliest.

  7. Teughcats says:

    Kelly –
    Obvy you have never SMELLED a farm. Especially in the spring when they are fertilizing the fields with manure guns. PEE-YEW!
    I’ll stick to pix of adorable farm animals and the actual ownership of kitties. (Because no matter now bad a litter box gets, it’s not that bad.)

  8. Sweet Lady says:

    “You are my new friend and I shall kees you…”

  9. ceejoe says:

    manure guns… I do not even want to picture that…
    I will be happy living in ignorance…

  10. Teughcats says:

    Ceejoe –
    Think giant sprinklers but not shooting out water.
    Now you all probably think I live in the middle of nowhere, but Grand Rapids is actually Michigan’s second largest city. It’s just that there are a lot of farms right near us. (Blueberries or asparagus, anyone?)

  11. ceejoe says:

    Teughcats – thank you for the visual. o.0
    I live in MI too! But I am a city gal. I call Lansing home – lots of farms around us too. And now, sadly, I shall not be so ignorant if I happen to drive by any…

  12. Teughcats, Hello from a former Michiganer. I lived in Coopersville and used to visit my stepdads parents in Grand Rapids. I totally miss the Blueberries. We don’t get them all nice big fat and Juicy here in California. They are okay but not as good as the ones I grew up on. oh yeah and I totally miss Ring Balony.
    Also I live on a little farm so I don’t have to smell manure Guns Ewwww!!!!

  13. ewe taste funny

  14. Ceejoe, when you find yours, could you see if he has a brother for me????? pwitty pwease??

  15. Firefinch those sound delish! when can I move to Australia.

  16. Baby Sheep:(Sproing) Mommy Mommy Lookit, Lookit, I jumped into the feed troth all by myself!

    Mama Sheep: (With a big Sigh) Yes dear very good now get out of there. And stop jumping in there! If I’ve told you once I’ve told you a thousand times do not Jump in the troth.

    Baby Sheep: Aww Mom but all the other lmabs get to do it. Why can’t I.

  17. firefinch says:

    Annie, actually they aren’t too hard to make, just a little messy. And there are a few Aussie restaurants (real ones, not Outback Steakhouse) around the U.S.; a couple of weeks ago I went to Matilda’s in Newark, Delaware, and they had pretty good lamingtons –with raspberry sauce!

  18. Firefinch, I think I am going to try to make some, they look so yummy. I bet there is a recipe on the web too if I look.

  19. too Bad there isn’t a Mathildas in Newark California

  20. hrh.squeak says:

    Annie, nosy tiny minds must know – what oh what is Ring Baloney? Do you get a ring inside, like Cracker Jack?

  21. onionpencil musashi says:


  22. Confused.brit says:

    Tomorrows Lamb cassarole.

    See he’s already in the pot.

  23. hrh.squeak , Ring BAloney is baloney that comes in a Sausage casing. It is about as thichk as a bottle of water and I think about 12 or 15 inches long. The casing rolls up like a ring or umm crown? you could fit it into a 8″ cake pan and it would go around the edge. It is real baloney not like oscar meyer baloney. The taste is well it is the Best Baloney I have ever eaten. When ever I go to Michigan to Visit I try to get some. If you have never been to Michigan just know lots of germans settled there. Pre World war I

  24. So lots of sausage food available .

  25. SeaBreeze says:

    Lambchops! In person!! Doubled!!

    siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh. =)

  26. Am I the only one who wanted to reply with “MOAAAAR?” lol.

  27. Yes, we live next door to some horses, and we know it is spring when we gets the loverly odor of manures in the AM.
    Here’s more sheepies for you:

    We actually bought acres with our house so we could build a barn someday when the kids don’t need so much in the way of dentistry and little sneakers. We want to get miniature sheep.

  28. Sue in NoCal says:

    It looks like some of the piggie pink rubbed off on this leetle guy. Pink lambies?

  29. CBF, our sheep are barbados Black Bellies. The do not have wool like these. so you don’t have to sheer. Ours are for pets as they keep the weeds down in the pasture.

  30. Suda Nim says:

    No, no no! *JESUS* goes in the manger! The lamb goes with the *SHEPHERDS*!

  31. Oh, man, another Michigander reunion. And you have to talk about BLUEBERRIES! Kilt dead I am from homesickness. When I left Michigan, I left behind many things dear to me. Not the least was fresh, juicy, big, plump, luscious blueberries. By the pallet.

    Here in AZ I’m limited to small, grainy and very expensive berries from the Pacific Northwest if I buy fresh. The bagged frozen blues aren’t too bad. I made a blueberry pie for friends at Thanksgiving because so few people know what a good fruit pie is supposed to taste like.

    Oh, and I grew up on a dairy farm south of Lansing. We didn’t smell too bad. Now that I’m city-fied, even when I go home I don’t notice it much.

    And sheep! Love sheep. Thanks for posting the pic!

  32. AmyH, did you catch frogs and turtles in teh CRICK when you were growing up too. I got really good at grabbing polywogs with my hands…. Ohhohhh and in the summer I just loved when it rained those little frogs. you know teeny tiny.. But most of all I miss those FAB blueberries. (SIGH)

  33. We caught polywogs in our pond, and crawdads in teh crick. We played outside all the time, making a fort out of the big drain culvert where the crick ran under the road (the Culvert Club, we called it) and exploring one of the woods. Playing hide-n-go-seek in the cornfields. Watching/collecting fireflies. The family has 400 acres, some of it wooded, some in wetland protection. All of it beautiful. Sigh.

    When I visit, I take my nieces on “Nature Hunts” through the marsh, around the pond, in the woods, down the creek bank. We look for plants, insects, birds and anything else we can find.

    I wasn’t going to go home this summer but now I think I will…

  34. Aww you made me think of all the times we ran through the fields in the morning dew and fished in the creek and ran around in the warm summer rain. Rode our bikes to grandmas house. So nice to remember how much fun it was.

  35. Farmers have special colors they paint on the lambs and their moms to make sure they know who belongs to who. at least thats how we did it at my farm….always used pink too!

  36. firefinch says:

    Annie and AmyH, I’m in Michigan eating all your blueberries! I buy tons of them every summer when they go on sale for about $1 a pint, eat as many as I can, and freeze the rest. I’m from California originally (L.A.) but moved here so I could afford to buy a house.

  37. NoOoOoOoO! Not all of them! Waaaah!

    That’s what we would do as well. We would freeze them the bucketload. Oh – and I found a great blueberry sorbet recipe. It’s super simple but I can’t remember it off the top of my head. I’ll have to post it today or tomorrow.

    Blueberry sorbet also makes for a yummy vodka-blueberry slushy. Perfect for a summertime drink.

  38. Jbo thanks for the recipe

    Amy H Please remember the sorbet recipe
    Firefinch, Don’t eat all the berries.
    I know in the summer just in the last two summers we have been getting a few blueberries from canada. I too buy as many as I can and freeze tehm for later in the year. but not as good as the fresh ripe ones you get.
    I lived in Michigan until I was 9 years old and then lived in Colorado, Montana Idaho and now California. I love California but I do miss Michigan a lot of times. Most of my cousins and Aunts and Uncles live there. My fathers Family farm is outside of New Era. My Cousin and his wife and kids run it. They do a Pumpkin patch Grow Asparagus, Strawberries and cauliflower and broccoli. It is beautiful there.

  39. Is that a dog running through the background or just a speckled mommy sheep leg?

  40. Oh my gosh — the picture is as cute as the caption about sniffing. Delightful!

  41. Ah, another Michigander here! I live up north though (Charlevoix) and nothing tastes better than fresh Michigan blueberries, cherries and strawberries straight from the local farms!
    As for the lambies, they’re sooo fuzzy and ca-utte…plus, they’re keeesing! Lammie love!

  42. Hi Jackie, And they are a mommy and baby. Well a lamb and Sheep anyway. And

    I think you are right Nutmeg that is a dog leg in there. Looks Like a queensland heeler leg to me.

  43. To answer the title of this post – I got yer dessert right here.

    For those of you who don’t have access to fresh Michigan blueberries, the ones you find in the freezer department will work just fine.

    Blueberry-Lemon Sorbet
    3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed (or as I learned to say in MI – dethawed)
    1/2 cup water
    2 Tablespoons honey
    1 teaspoon lemon zest
    2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1/8 teaspoon salt.

    Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Place in freezer safe container and freeze until hard, about 1 hour. Let stand about 10 minutes before serving. (Or maybe just freeze for 50 minutes if you are in a hurry?)

    It’s easy, it’s yummy and works well mushed up with some vodka. 🙂

  44. I mean – frozen food aisle. Not the appliance store. I guess I was too excited to double check…

  45. Thanks AmyH I can’t Wait to try it out

  46. Sheep Kees.

  47. oaklandcat says:

    omg Annie! There’s a lovely bakery in Oakland called Bakesale Betty; the owner is an Aussie and she makes fantaaaastic lamingtons! I mean, just… indescribably delicious. The bakery happens to be on my way home from work, unfortunately for my, um, hips!
    Buut anyway, Newark’s not too far from Oakland, so if you’re ever in the neighborhood…;)

  48. pinkdonut says:

    Keessing, smiling sheeplets!

  49. firefinch says:

    AmyH, thanks for the sorbet recipe — sounds great. I still have some of last year’s blueberries in the freezer so I don’t have to wait until summer to try it.

  50. Love All Creatures Great And Small says:

    AmyH – Great recipe. And I know what you mean. Here in Kentucky – we say Hot Water Heater. I didn’t even realize that sounded funny until someone once asked me – if your water is already hot, why do you want to heat it? And something else. Why do we drive on a parkway and park in a driveway? The lovely English language ….

  51. LACGAS — if you’re a wordie, might I recommend a little light reading material?…

  52. PS — re: that acronym — it could be worse, y’know. For instance, today I might Hate All Violence, Great And Small.

  53. Shannon Johnson says:


  54. OaklandCat, I am all over that. I actually live in Hollister but next time I go to San Fran I am all over that bakery. good or bad for my hips. Hehe Thanks for the info

  55. crazy sheep says:

    About time. (or have I missed previous sheep posts?)
    More please.

    I wanna live on a farm too, and have sheep and cows and ducks and horsies and ponies and barn kitties… never mind the smelly poo smells!

  56. Brak_Silverbone says:

    Does anyone else remember those lamb cake pans that they used to make, so you could have a lamb-shaped cake at Eastertime? This lambie-pie looks very much like one of those!~

  57. my mom made it every easter with coconut on top of the frosting. My niece just got the mold. It was always very cute.