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Three Lambs, 2023

As I was reviewing my trips to Middleton Place when I was mentioning lambs in yesterday’s post I couldn’t find that I had ever published this year’s offspring. So here are some pictures from May of the three lambs at about a month old.

Lamb
Lamb

The black lamb stayed close to mama.

Black Lamb with Mother
Black Lamb with Mother

Curious and incredibly cute.

Lamb
Lamb

Finally the three lambs lined up, sort of.

Lambs and Ewes
Lambs and Ewes

May 2, 2023
Middleton Place Stable Yard, Charleston, SC

Sheep On The Lawn

This was my first visit to Middleton Place since the beginning of May. The sheep were free on the lawn doing their mowing duties.

Sheep on Middleton Place Lawn
Sheep on Middleton Place Lawn

They were just sheep being sheep, not doing much interesting.

Sheep on Middleton Place Lawn
Sheep on Middleton Place Lawn

I was shooting with the Tamron 180mm macro lens,  anticipating butterflies, so I didn’t bother approaching the nearly grown lambs that eluded me in the shade.

Sheep on Middleton Place Lawn
Sheep on Middleton Place Lawn

This fellow stopped and lifted his head for a minute giving me a nice profile.

Sheep on Middleton Place Lawn
Sheep on Middleton Place Lawn

September 20, 2023
Middleton Place Stable Yard, Charleston, SC

House Museum at Middleton Place

On a cloudy day the South Flanker across the great lawn was sprinkled with sheep.

Middleton Place, House Museum, South Flanker
Middleton Place, House Museum, South Flanker, Colorful Lantana at the Wall

One of the flock is always playing catch up.

Lone Sheep Crossing The Lawn
Lone Sheep Crossing The Lawn

July 7, 2021


Prior to the Civil War the main house was flanked by the North Flanker and the South Flanker, which was built in 1755 as gentlemen’s guest quarters and a business office.

 

Lambs Have Grown

I visited the sheep at Middleton Place today, and found the flock was roaming the grounds.

Ewe and Two Lambs
Ewe and Two Lambs

I hadn’t been since the end of May and wow, the lambs have grown, and they still are getting some milk nourishment.

Ewe and Two Lambs
Ewe and Two Lambs- Tails Left

It’s a bit harder work for them and their tails were in constant motion.

Ewe and Two Lambs
Ewe and Two Lambs – Tails Right

And mom moved on in about ten seconds.

Ewe and Two Lambs
Ewe and Two Lambs

The lambs are nearly as tall as mom!

Ewe and Two Lambs
Ewe and Two Lambs

July 7, 2021
Middleton Place Stableyard, Charleston, SC

Previous Sheep Posts

Lambs On The Run

I arrived at Middleton Place this morning just as the flock of Gulf Coast Sheep was to be let out of their pen.

Flock of Sheep Coming Out of Pen
Flock of Sheep Coming Out of Pen

Yesterday was the first time the lambs had been allowed to roam so this was their second trip out into the big world.

Lambs, Second Time Out of Their Pen
Lambs, Second Time Out of Their Pen

The lambs were all in on the adventure, following along, zooming ahead and just having fun.

Lambs and Ewe, Second Time Out of Their Pen
Lambs and Ewe, Second Time Out of Their Pen

There are seven lambs belonging to four mothers, one single, three sets of doubles.