Friday, January 25, 2013

A Favorite Thing

I have made some new blogging friends recently.  One of them is Patrice at Everyday Ruralty.  Patrice shared this photo of the first lambs to be born on her family farm, which has been in her family since the 1680's.



I was just so taken that these white- as -snow lambs were born during the first snowfall.  I emailed Patrice to ask her permission to post the photo as this is just about my most favorite thing ever!

What can be more hopeful than new born lambs, and a sure sign that spring will be here before we know it (or wish it to be!).

Joining Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing.

xo


“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.” 
― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

61 comments:

  1. AWWW, how sweet. Love the cute baby lambs. Great post, have a happy weekend!

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  2. That is just the sweetest photo! White as snow! This makes me smile, thanks for sharing!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  3. Thank you for posting about our new babies. They are so precious! We should have quite a few more arriving soon. The mothers are moving slowly and make me remember how uncomfortable those last weeks are before birth. I will tell Gretta that her lambs are one of your favorite things!

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  4. Baby lambs...they really are the sweetest! So pure and perfect! Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. I love this picture, Barbara!! Baby lambs are one of my very favorite animals; I think it would be hard to find anything cuter. :) Thank you, and Patrice, for sharing this photo.

    Happy Weekend.

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  6. Such an adorable pic!! I cannot wait for spring! :)
    Susan

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  7. They are precious, Barbara! Lambs were the theme for my daughter's nursery many moons ago!

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. Aren't they beautiful?! Thanks for sharing this awesome picture with us.

    Mary

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  9. Oh they are darling! Bet you'd like to climb in the pen and hold one, Barbara! (Your blog is looking great!)

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  10. Hi lovely lady.
    Your baby are so sweet.. I had a baby lamp 4 years ago and she die because of some wild dog's..
    XXOO Diane

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  11. What precious sweethearts and yes indeed reminding us that Spring will arrive. Hopefully it will arrive soon!!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  12. Just beautiful! Yes, they are a true sign that spring will be here again! xo Nellie

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  13. What a special photo and new beginning. It's always neat to see sheep/lamb as it makes me think of the wonderful warm wool they provide for us knitters. We are certainly making good use of it this winter...even though it's not been terribly cold in Texas, I know it has been in other parts of the US. Thanks for sharing this favorite thing.

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  14. So cute!!!! I love to see the little lambs at the fairs and in the fields! Hope you are staying warm over there, Barbara! Linda

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  15. That is the sweetest photograph ... it's easy to see why it would be your favorite thing. Sweet! Sweet! Sweet!

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  16. You are right, baby lambs are just so cute. I must check at my neighbour's. Vreni has sheep and it might be the time of her baby lambs too. Last year there were quadruplets. Have a nice weekend.

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  17. Aw...these baby lambs are super adorable. Yes,I love the positive and new hope meanings these new born represent. :) Thank you so much for sharing. Let me go check out Patrice's site. Wish you a beautiful weekend.

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  18. A lovely photo ! They are so cute !
    Have a nice weekend !
    Olympia

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  19. Good Morning Barbara,

    wow,so adorable ! surely become your favorite photo.
    wishing you a beautiful weekend Barbara dear

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  20. So precious and spring like - no wonder you love this!
    xo,
    Lisa

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  21. They are so precious! It's so nice to have a new blog friend too!

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  22. Precious and sweet as can be! :)

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  23. Love the de Chardin quotation! And so nice to find another person who's as smitten with sheep as I am. Aren't they beautiful. Who wouldn't love lambs.

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  24. Those lambs are so sweet but I'm even more impresses that her family has that that farm for the 1600's, wow!! Thanks for stopping by, Laura

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  25. Awww, they are so darling. There's something about baby animals, or just babies, that make you melt. Spring is around the corner. Do stay warm, dear Barbara.

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  26. Peaceful, simple as life should be. I love that you shared it.

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  27. Thank you Barbara, they are truly adorable!

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  28. They are so cute. Little snowballs! Adoreable.

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  29. OOOooooo, I want a little white lamb with little pink ears....

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  30. Oh...very sweet!!!They look like snowflakes!!!Thanks for sharing.
    Have a lovely week end
    Alessandra

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  31. How sweet! They are just too precious for words!

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  32. So sweet and oh so perfect.
    Smiles,Dottie

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  33. How gorgeous they are. I remember my grandparents had a farm and a couple of times my mom brought in baby lambs whose mothers had died and tried to keep them alive by bottle feeding them. I was only 2 1/2 at the time but that memory is as clear as can be.

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  34. Perfection! Thank you for the view...I'll sleep better this evening I really mean it, with that picture floating in my head!
    Hugs~

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  35. Oh Barbara! Those babies are the sweetest things, ever! How nice of you to share - it certainly made me smile this morning!

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  36. Dearest Barbara,
    Wow!!! How lovely they are♡♡♡ I was born in the sheep year but never have I seen them p;) It is one of my dream to touch these sweet lambs some day(*^_^*)

    ps>So sorry I missed some of your precious posts, my friend. I have been so tied up and tied...(^^;)
    I hope you are having wonderful coming weekend.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako* 

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  37. There is nothing sweeter. How I wish I could cuddle one of them right now!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  38. OMGoodness, they are SO cute!!!And a reminder that Spring IS coming!!! Thanks so much for your visit. XO, Pinky

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  39. You knew how to draw me in, didn't you? I am one of those people who love animals of all kinds, especially the cute little babies. Both Mama and babies are indeed adorable. Thanks for sharing these. Have a great week!

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  40. Those lambs are so cute, I just want to hug them! How wonderful it must be to have a family farm that has been in so many generations!

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  41. So soft and furry and cuddly. I can see why you love them so much!

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  42. Soo precious! Reminds me of spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Leann

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  43. Beautiful! A wee bit of spring in winter.

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  44. Such a sweet photo! I loved seeing lambs frolic in the fields when I visited Ireland. They were as playful as children and very curious.

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  45. /Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Jud

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  46. Oh Barbara, what a sweet picture. God trully has created some beautiful creature for us to love. Thank you Lord for these cuties.
    xxx
    Marlene

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  47. I feel like I get to create snow here with the mouse ;)
    I nominated you for the Liebster Award - see my blog for Jan 29 at http://leftoverchocolatestitches.blogspot.ca/2013/01/i-am-liebstered-and-how-to-spend-day.html

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  48. Hello Barbara, you make my day with this pic! This is so cute!

    Greetings :)
    XX
    Jérôme

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  49. I will start with a random and unrelated comment: You have changed your font for titles, etc, since I was here last (or I have been way too distracted to notice...) I like it! That's the font that I tried and tried to get when I changed my blog, and it wouldn't show up for me. Odd it was...

    As to the lambs, I totally agree that they are a sure sign of new life ahead. They blessed me to look at.

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  50. How precious and sweet! I love sweet little lambs, although these are making me quite homesick for our little farm in Alabama.

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  51. Oh! What a sweet little picture! I do love lambs -- they're quite darling! Sorry I've been so quiet of late -- just 'coping'. Hugs!! :)

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  52. Awww precious,I could just scoop them up and get sweetness.
    I try and talk husband into us getting goats and chickens I would love to have chicken coop and some goats,but haven't convinced him yet.

    I appreciate you!
    ~Jo @ LoblollyLane

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  53. Aw...how sweet. I swear as I get older, I seem to like baby animals better than baby humans! I just want to cuddle one of those precious balls of fluff.

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  54. I just want to pick up those lambs and give them a hug and a squeeze! Gosh! They are precious!

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  55. Just wanna hug those cuties! I have to check her blog out thanks,Barbara.

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