Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mielie Is Much Better Today!

I am so happy to tell you all that Mielie is feeling lots better today! Thank you all so much for all the well wishes! He was standing up and insisted on going out to his camp with all his ewes. He is still a little shaky behind but moving about,drinking water,eating his hay and...asking for tidbits...Texwisgirl,sheep can live well into their teens,but around 6-8 years for a hardworking ram is normally "it!" I have known a sheep who lived to be 22! Jim, my pictures are now where near the masterpieces that you do!I have only a cheap Sony Cybershot camera. I just aim and shoot at whatever takes my fancy! Here are some pics of the more unusual plants flowering this month in our area.



Spider Lilies in front of the Vet's office








March Lily,they only flower in February and March and only up in the Mountain.
Their scent is to die for! They are flowering early this year and the whole mountain is covered with them!



Mielie's first lamb born this season,  last week at five days old.
We have only fifteen Dorper and Indigenous Pedi ewes and Mielie that we keep for ourselves. The other sheep we speculate with....

11 comments:

  1. So happy to read that Mielie is up and eating. I had no idea about the lifespan of sheep. Your flower shots are stunning. I have never seen a spider lily...wow!

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  2. Good to hear Mielie is better. Those spider lilies are neat.

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  3. Glad to hear he is doing better. Those spider lilies are just gorgeous.

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  4. Hurray for Mr. Ram! I hope he continues to get better, but up and eating is certainly good! His little lamb is SO cute!!! And yes, those spider lilies look so cool but a mountain full of those March lilies would be amazing! You have some neat stuff there! :)

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  5. I'm very glad that Mielie is feeling better. His first lamb is just adorable.

    I wish I could see those March lilies on the Mountain. I bet they're stunning all blooming together.

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  6. The spider lilies are just beautiful. I'm so glad he's feeling better. Looking at that lamb, I can see why you guys like him so well.

    Teresa

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  7. Yay...glad he's better. What a sweet lamb:)
    Love the flowers!

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  8. I've seen spider lilies before, but never that lush. Beautiful!

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  9. I've never seen a wild lily. I order a huge bouquet for the local church every year at Easter, but how I would LOVE to smell one of these!!

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  10. Howdy
    Wow what amazing wild Lillys .
    We have some in Texas ,but nothing to compare with these !
    I hope you don't mind my dropping in.
    I saw your name over at Farm Chicks and curiosity got the better of me :)
    Blessings of joy to you and yours .
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

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  11. Howdy Again
    Thank you so much for dropping by !!!!!
    I have been having lots of problems with google as well as blogger so here is my e-mail address
    tls8759@aol.com
    I would truly love to keep in touch with your blog .
    Thank you
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

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