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.
The black lamb stayed close to mama.
Curious and incredibly cute.
Finally the three lambs lined up, sort of.
May 2, 2023
Middleton Place Stable Yard, Charleston, SC
The Cashmere Goat pair were having a nap at the Middleton Place stable yard when I walked by. One wasn’t interest in Ted and I having a look but this one’s curiosity got the best of him. He turned towards me showing off his silky goatee.
I only had my Tamron 180mm lens with me so I only got close up shots.
I backed way up to get this shot of the goat watching over the fence as one of the farm workers went by with some hay for the chicken coop–that he was very interested in.
Middleton Place Heritage Stable Yard, Charleston, SC
September 23, 2023
I went to Middleton Place hoping for the iconic reflections in the Mill Pond. However, the wind was blowing, and not just a breeze that might have given the patient photographer a few moments of still water.
Middleton Place has a non-featured trio of goats in their Heritage Stable yard. They are in the back, away from the flashier Cashmere Goats that are penned next to the sheep. There may be goat antics that require this separation.
I’ve stopped by to see these three many times and a couple weeks ago for the first time the goats were in a sun patch, although didn’t line up for any kind of group photo. They’ve got some impressive horns and did show off their goatees.
I went to check on azalea reflections in the Mill Pond and found this instead. Azalea plants line the left bank and many of them sprouted new shoots that have grown taller than the blooms. We also had two nights of frost the previous week that killed any blooms that were exposed.