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The girls are back in town
17-FEB-2010

The girls are back in town

Apologies to Thin Lizzy whose great song 'The Boys Are Back In Town' inspired the title for today's pic.
This field near our house has turned into an ante-natal ward for sheep as our neighbour has moved his
ewes into it in advance of the lambing season, which in these parts gets underway around St Patrick's
Day although I have seen a couple of new born lambs on other farms.
Getting a shot of the ewes was the easy option on a busy overcast day. I sometimes wonder if
I resemble a sheep farmer such is their enthusiasm when they see me approaching and I fear
it may be a case of mistaken identity as I'm sure they don't all want to get their pics on Pbase.

Thanks to everyone for their kind comments yesterday. We did shed a few tears for poor Patch but
were mindful that he was only a dog. There is a worrying increase in suicides among young
people in Ireland and this week two families not too far from here are mourning the deaths
of young women who should have had their lives ahead of them.

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Jason Anderson21-Feb-2010 04:10
Ooh, that looks like a lot of weight for little legs. Lucky they have four!
LynnH20-Feb-2010 15:36
The two ladies in the front are smiling for you!
Nora van Beek20-Feb-2010 13:23
They look like very sociable creatures. A very charming image! ~V~
Yiannis Pavlis19-Feb-2010 20:33
A lovely moment wonderfully captured.V
Coleen Perilloux Landry18-Feb-2010 22:50
I voted for this. Not "only a dog" but a beloved member of a family.
Patricia Kay18-Feb-2010 22:11
Great shot Mairead...perhaps they thought ewe were the midwife!...BV
Walter O. Koenig18-Feb-2010 19:24
A wonderful group portrait. I love this perspective. "V"
Betty Vlasiu18-Feb-2010 17:27
What a wonderful shot! \/
Neal Nye18-Feb-2010 12:32
Nice to see the snow didn't last long. The new lambs will have a nice, green pasture to start their new lives.
Ali Majdfar18-Feb-2010 11:42
Lovely! ~V
John Reynolds18-Feb-2010 08:19
Nice group portrait. Look forward to seeing the lambs! I didn't know about the increased suicide rate - presumably that's the economy.
John
globalgadabout18-Feb-2010 03:48
this lot are so bloated with babies they look ready to float away...look forward to seeing the next generation..
Colin Storey17-Feb-2010 23:41
Lovely sheep image, JJ would be proud.
Stephanie17-Feb-2010 23:26
Such a beautiful shot of these sweet sheep! V
Patch wasn't just a dog, he was a member of the family.
lou_rozensteins17-Feb-2010 22:21
They look about to produce ...... you'll be posting lambs next. They probably don't feel much like doing anything else except standing there. Well done.
Kevin Chester17-Feb-2010 21:37
There lining up for you.
Doug Cruden17-Feb-2010 21:32
I think ewe've been spotted!!
pkocinski17-Feb-2010 21:21
Hey don't all "ewe" love to get on PBase? Charming image... maybe they wanted to talk with you?
Alan K17-Feb-2010 21:07
If you're a sheep there really isn't much else to do with your day so getting your fleece on PBase isn't necessarily a bad idea. It's interesting that they're all coming in to face you like that. I don't get much chance to shoot sheep, but I sometimes encounter cattle on trips to Canberra and they're more inclined to head in the other direction with a suspicious backward glance than to pose like this lot are. An enjoyable bucolic image!
heather17-Feb-2010 20:52
Lovely shot Mairead.. V
Blandine Mangin17-Feb-2010 20:52
very lovely ! beautiful compo ! v
slhoornstra17-Feb-2010 20:51
Wonderful, sheep are such lovely animals, always wanted one for a pet, but alas.. great shot!! v
Phillip Normanton17-Feb-2010 20:37
You do seem to have attracted a bit of a following :o)
Michal Leszczynski17-Feb-2010 20:24
Great shot. V.
Máire Uí Mhaicín17-Feb-2010 20:24
:) I thought for a moment you had flown over to Weardale!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)17-Feb-2010 20:23
Nice compo,V++
Paolo
Ray :)17-Feb-2010 20:16
all dolleyed up and nowhere to go.
Valene17-Feb-2010 20:15
Cute shot, I love sheep! V
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