Friday, August 10, 2012

The Ovine Olympics

Sorry I couldn't get a better picture, but I couldn't resist posting this photo of our local identity Sheepie S Sheep. There he is on the bike, racing around the track mown into the grass. It's a bit hard to see, but his mate, the Pig is sailing. Olympic rings in the background (The IOC hasn't gotten onto him with their logo police yet).  This photo was taken yesterday afternoon. This morning, Sheepie is on the gold medal podium, with the Pig taking silver.  Sheepie's been out every day of the Olympics representing Australia in just about every sport. He lit the torch. He's been in the swimming. Sheepie never fails to make me laugh. This blog seems to have taken on an ovine theme lately. Our little lamb is now a week old and is thriving on a mixture of handfeeding and the occasional feed from Mum Susy when we can hold her for long enough for the lamb to latch on. Mum Susy loves this of course!
We've been casting about for a name for the lamb. I had Maggie in mind, in honour of the fact that my favourite flowering tree, the Magnolia is flowering at the moment. They are really beautiful this year too. Kate from Slow Living Essentials. suggested Mintie, which makes me grin. It looks though that I'll be overruled by the rest of the family.Her name is to be Olympia, in honour of the Olympics. That seems as fitting as any, so Olympia it is..

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

That is so cute and funny! :)