Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Goats And Sheep

More from the goats and sheep at the Small Animal Barn today. This one was having a nibble at the hay.


Enclosures further along had a mix of sheep and goats.


This enclosure had some young ones, and the label on the wall marks at least some of them as the Rideau Arcott breed, a Canadian breed of sheep developed over time here at the Farm. One of the lambs was particularly bouncy- it is impossible to feel unhappy while watching a lamb jump about.


Mostly they were content to lie about, dreaming of warmer days and getting out in the sunshine. Or wondering when it might be time for shearing. Or having a stare down with a photographer.

32 comments:

  1. Lovely creatures!
    I saw pigs the other day. Colourful ones. :)

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  2. I love them both ! they are so cute !

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  3. They are all wonderful photos but the last one made me laugh!

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  4. The black headed sheep are cute!

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  5. Young goats and sheep often make me smile when they are jumping around.

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  6. A lot of people are getting goats these days. Dare we say they are trending?

    Janis
    GDP

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  7. i hope they are happy ... they look kind of like why am i here? ... miss my farm lands. ( ;

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  8. ...and they didn't seem to notice you!

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  9. @Catarina: they certainly are.

    @Gattina: I agree!

    @Mildred: me too.

    @Marleen: they are!

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Jan: one of the lambs certainly was!

    @Janis: that could be.

    @Beth: goats and sheep are one kind of animal we didn't have around when I was growing up. Most of the farms in my area were crops or dairy cattle.

    @Tom: except the last one!

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  10. I enjoyed seeing your animal photos William, thank you!

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  11. The lambs can certainly put on a good show.

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  12. Those little babies are so darned cute! Looks like a fun time!

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  13. Nothing like a cuddly little lamb! As I recall, goats and sheep don't always get along together very well. It does look like they are separated here.

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  14. That one standing in the back in the second photo looks like a poodle!

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  15. @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Red: they're fun to see.

    @Jeanie: emphasis on cute!

    @Maywyn: thanks!

    @Lowell: I didn't know that!

    @Sharon: it does!

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  16. A different sort of pleasure walk with you, William!

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  17. Lovely photos.
    Not far from my house there is a Pedagogical Farm where we can appreciate domestic animals. My granddaughter loves to go there.
    Greetings
    Maria de
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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  18. A Canadian breed of sheep. Interesting!

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  19. Don't mess with that last one! ;-)

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  20. @Cloudia: I've enjoyed showing it thus far. This series is going to last a good portion of the month.

    @Maria: it's a good idea to have places like this so city folk get to understand, at least in part, what makes a farm work.

    @Sandi: they definitely are.

    @Marie: Arcott is actually an acronym for several kinds of Canadian sheep, developed here. It stands for Animal Research Centre in Ottawa.

    @RedPat: I lost the stare down!

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  21. They're super cute. What a cheerful way to spend an afternoon.

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  22. Wonderful shots of the goats and sheep!

    Namaste,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. They are adorable!!! We drove past a cow who had just had a calf. The amniotic sack was falling out. We just kept on driving!!! :-)

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  24. They really look so cute don't they ...

    All the best Jan

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