Thursday, March 03, 2011

Lambies and scones...


I tried to get a picture of our little lambies frisking and dancing as requested by Pom Pom, but I just couldn't capture them at it.  You know how it is with camera clicking.  One minute you think you have it, the next minute you don't.  At least you can see how healthy and cute they are.  These lambs are about a week old.

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Aren't these chaps the cutest?  To me, they look like storybook lambs, but of course, lambs in storybooks do not have numbers spray painted on their sides.  Many have sweet ribbons tied around their necks.  Notice the second storybook lamb has a cross on his side.  The rhyme says, "Little Lamb who made thee?"  At docking time we give each of the lambs our brand (painted) which tells others who they belong to.  The brand on the lamb in the picture tells you who he belongs to.

We have our lambs numbered so we can keep track of which  babies go with which mommies.  We have had so many sets of twins that our numbering works very well to help us know which lambs were born first, helps us to keep them matched with their mothers, and to know when someone's missing.  The spray paint we use washes out of the wool, so the lambs aren't labeled for life.


Now for the scones.  I have been reading about various scone recipes, and I have been so hungry lately that I decided to make us some.  I made Lemonade Scones and Stone Gable Scones.  I had to fudge on the Lemonade Scone recipe because I didn't have self-rising flour nor heavy cream, but since I am the Queen of Substitution, I improvised and they were delish.  Not lemony as you would think though.  Just good.  The Stone Gable Scones were made with sour cream and these, too, were delish.  Both had a softer, moister texture, not dry as scones sometimes are.  I think it might be because they had a "sour" ingredient added in -- lemonade/juice and sour cream or because they had extra fat (cream).  I really liked the crystal sanding sugar on the tops of the scones. If you want our family's favorite scone recipe, try these Strawberry Scones.  We especially like the frosting drizzled on top! By the way, I have used frozen strawberries and raspberries and even blueberries in these scones.  Do not thaw the berries.  Use them frozen.  Enjoy.


The Lamb

Little Lamb, who made thee
Does thou know who made thee
Gave thee life & bid thee feed.
By the stream & o'er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing woolly bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice.
Making all the vales rejoice:
Little Lamb who made thee
Does thou know who made thee?

Little Lamb I'll tell thee,
Little Lamb I'll tell thee;
He is called by thy name,
For he calls himself a Lamb:
He is meek & he is mild,
He became a little child
I a child & thou a lamb,
We are called by His name,
Little Lamb God bless thee,
Little Lamb God bless thee.

~William Blake

7 comments:

  1. Oh, the lambs are lovely sporting their numbers! Thank you for showing! You have made me very hungry for scones. Must make some soon.
    I saw a huge "over the fireplace" photograph of sheep faces in a magazine today and now I want that, too. Do you mind if I enlarge one of my Gumbo Lily photos?

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  2. The lambs are too cute for words! And the scones look fabulous. :)

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  3. So cute those little lambs! I love the poem. The scones look so tasty!

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  4. The way the lambs ears stick out straight to the side cracks me up every time I see them. They are both cute and funny at the same time. How could a person not be happy looking at faces like that?

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  5. Lambies! They look so cute! If the paint washes out, will it come out if they get caught in the rain? Thanks for the low-down on the scones too -- that's a treat that I rarely make, but I really love them.

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  6. Aww, sweet lambs. Ohh scones, love them!!! xoxo Clarice

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  7. The lambs are adorable! How do you stand it--don't you just want to spend the whole day hugging on them?

    I'll have to try lemonade scones--I love all things lemon. Thanks for the link!

    xofrances

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