Monday, January 23, 2012

OUR WORLD - Raiders of the Lost Ark


Just look at us, aren't we sweet? We would never dream of
touching a leaf in your garden.


How can you send us away like this, we are totally innocent . . .


How could you think that anyone as peaceful and gentle as we
are, would strip all the leaves and twigs off all the young citrus
trees, the roses, the fruit trees and berry bushes and trample
what we had not eaten?


Well, here is the proof of the pudding, the gate is shut and one
is still inside our yard. It just takes one thoughtless person to
leave one of our 8 gates open and the whole flock sneaks in to
demolish all my hard work.

Ah, the joys of farming . . .



This all out war has lately been going on in Our World, what is happening in your's?

37 comments:

  1. Poor little sheep & poor you :)
    I can only imagine what thoughts of yummy sheep stew went through your mind ;-)
    No wars here. Well. Unless you count the pointless war against trash and idiots.
    But I am not really fighting it any more,... hm....

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  2. Those innocent looking faces???
    Yep, I believe you! Roast lamb IS rather tasty!!
    Great shots Arija.

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  3. Oh, I love sheep, but after raising dairy and Pygmy goats for years, I'm fully aware of how crafty these critters are. I once had a doe goat, my best milker, that could get down on her knees, and crawl under the electric fence bawling the whole time to escape the pasture and nibble on everything in sight. I still loved her!
    Hope your Orchid meeting was a pleasure. All the ones in my header are blooming right now.
    Have a super day Arija.
    B.

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  4. En casa de mi abuelita siempre las vigil√°bamos. Estas parecen una deliciosa barbacoa.

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  5. They look innocent enough to me.

    Yes, the windmill pumps water.

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  6. oh, you made me laugh!!! sorry about your losses, though!

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  7. Ah, those innocent faces! They could fool almost anyone! Wonderful captures for the day, Arija, as always and as always you do make me smile! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  8. Uh-oh! As adorable as they looked in your pictures, I can only imagine how destructive they can be. Reminds me of the time the cows got out of the field near my parents home and trampled all over my Dad's roses. The farmer was very apologetic but just like in your situation, someone had walked through his field and left the gate open.

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  9. They do look innocent. I guess sheep will do what sheep do which is eat stuff. Hope they stay on their side of the fence from now on.

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  10. Around here these critters are used for brush clearance and skilled they are!

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  11. I wonder if Bach had ever imagined a scenario like yours when he composed "Sheep may safely graze"?
    Good luck to both you and your flock of sheep, and the flowers too! ;-)

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  12. Great shots although I can imagine what a challenge it is to keep the beauties away from your garden.

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  13. Oh so sweet - they would never chew up your garden!

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  14. Oh no, you lost the whole garden!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  15. Awww! But you can't be angry with these adorable characters for too long! Sounds as if they are very special to you! And they look so beautiful!

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  16. I wish trespassing sheep were the worst illegal border-crossers in my world.

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  17. Love all those "innocent" sheep. :))

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  18. I like sheep shots. Very Nice.

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  19. Oh my, they do look innocent to me, are you sure it was them? LOl! They were extra hungry that day. I do feel sorry for your garden and fruits. Wonderful photos, I think they are adorable. Take care and have a great week!

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  20. How well I remember just a few of those innocents demolishing my entire vegetable garden. And as an aside no-one who says gentle as a lamb had watched one head butting at its poor mama when it wants a drink.

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  21. cute :)
    i don´t know the name of tower

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  22. awwww...sheep! I love looking at them...thanks for sharing!

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  23. Awwwwwwwwwwwww :( sigh, those little faces. those little waggly tails....

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  24. They look so sweet & innocent Arija ...it couldn't possibly been them ..... Roses and berry bushes......ouch !!

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  25. How could you think such things about such innocent creatures? Great shots!

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  26. But they look so innocent! Hmmm, yes, they are beginning to look a lot like dinner.

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  27. The least they could do is leave you enough wool for a sweater!

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  28. It is so sad. What is happening is not good. But, they are so sweet.

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  29. I giggled so much while reading this, I then had to read it aloud to my hubs who was wondering what in the world was going on?!

    Thank you for the magnificent giggles!!!
    p.s. I am very sorry for your vegetative losses....

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  30. Oh no - poor you!

    They do look so sweet and innocent though!

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  31. Hi there - why not plant some rosemary in the garden - then if they get in again they will already have a marinade!

    No rock lobsters - just a look and see trip. Bur had great views of squid elsewhere during the trip.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  32. You got some great shots and story, but I guess you would rather have your garden. It is a problem with gates, at least when it comes to cityfolks not used to them.

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  33. Those little lambs must have lost their way ;~
    I think that they are beautiful sheep, and I have always wanted one, or two, or more,
    but...they do eat and they do get into trouble and I can only begin to imagine if they came and did in my yard what they did in yours, how that would feel....

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  34. Oh, sorry for the devastation in your garden, Arija. But I'm sure it wasn't these beautiful, innocent sheep. (And really, as you say, it is the people who leave gates open who are to blame.)

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  35. Oh my ... innocent looks but I'm with you ... it would be war!

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  36. It is hard to realize how these innocent "lambs" can cause so much damage. And of course it is the fault of that person who left the gate open

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