Friday, July 15, 2011

a lamb of his own

For the first time this year... Terzo asked for his own lamb. When the older boys started to make their choices for their 4-H projects, he quietly approached me and asked if he could finally have his own, instead of sharing one of his brothers. He had a little help choosing her, but she is all his.

Meet Kanga Junior. She was the ewe from this set of triplets.

"Kanga" because it is "K" year, and we were reading "Winnie the Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner" on and off this spring. "Junior" because she is little. According to him, when she grows up, she will be just plain Kanga.

He is in the midst of training a lamb for the first time, and he is doing a pretty darn good job, if a proud mother may say so herself.

He is training her to walk with him....

and turn with him...

and get used to the sound of his voice encouraging her to keep up with him.

And so it begins.


  1. OH! Too sweet for words...although J and Z remind me often that I am supposed to use words like "cool" and "awesome" rather than "cute" and "sweet" :0)! What does "K" year mean? And I so miss those days of reading aloud :0(. Pooh is the bomb :0). Eyeore is my fav...the scene with the birthday balloon is classic---our entire family cannot think of it without some serious laughter! Have you ever read the original Pinocchio? OH! It is a scream! Highly recommend it! Please pass on a great "good luck" for his first solo shot at 4-H!

  2. Awwwwww..........

  3. This is a big step for him. All his previous shows have been with your very calm, well behaved sheep (sorry I do not remember her name). Training and showing one of his own is a challenge that he must be ready for or he would not have asked. Good Luck to all - remember to breath while he is out there in the ring!

  4. Awwwww. I can just 'see' him doing asking you. What turning point. How very exciting for him. Can't wait to hear how it all turns out. It seems he has been paying attention to his big brothers.

  5. How exciting! Those pictures just make me smile :*)

  6. Oh, I can't wait to see her at the fair!