Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First Day of Spring

The first lambs popped out some weeks ago but I've been too damn busy to tell you.

The first ones I saw were all-blacks, and there were also pied lambs - black and whites.

The Mums are black sheep, and they had a set of twins each. Cute bouncy black-and-white lambs, gamboling in the green casino.

Couldn't help realising that although we have the expression "black sheep" meaning an outcast, a rejected family member, that oddly, in our modern day the black sheep has come to be the one that's worth more for the novelty of the lovely colours of its wool.

Wonder how the white sheep feel about that? Probably even more hostile and nasty than before, now that their envy is added to the distaste for anything different...

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