Thursday, November 12, 2015

You knew there would be sheep

8 years ago last summer, we spent a week in Yorkshire with old friends of ours Duncan and Stephen and we were captivated by the sheep.  They are such simple, warm fuzzy creatures.  Who wouldn't love them.   Stephen's mother even gave me some pointers om cooking lamb.

I grew up in a lamb free house.  My mother's family tried raising sheep when she was a child, it was not a good experience, she said you look at them cross eyed and they die. No one, not even my English grandmother knew how to cook lamb.  Our house was a lamb free zone.

So when we are traveling we are always on the look out for sheep. The flock above is out at Mt Vernon.


  1. baaaaaah! they also give good wool with which to knit and make clothing!

  2. It is one of my favorite parts of Mr. Handel's Messiah.

    1. The phrase "O we like sheep!" always unnerves me a little.

  3. Vive les beaux moutons! Vive les petits agneaux!