Saturday, February 10, 2007

Stand By

It's been a busy busy busy week, so all the lovely posts that I've created in my head have unfortunately gone un-posted. It's finally Saturday, but I must clean my house this morning. We've had a lot of rain this week (and I'm a messy cook), so the floors are filthy.

In any case, here's a quick tidbit from life on the ranch:

Did you know that baby sheep are born with long furry tails? They're very cute, actually.

Here's a link: The top sheep on the left is the kind we have (don't their heads look like fuzzy white yodas?)

Unfortunately, as you'll see from the link, the lambs don't get to keep their cute tails -- they're "docked" to keep the sheep cleaner and prevent disease. This grosses me a out a bit. Especially now that I've learned that they do it is by tying a rubber band around the tail tightly enough that it atrophies and falls off. Yuck.

Hope no one was eating while they read this!

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