Sheep show their behinds to us as we approach from the lane.
More Scottish sheep on tap for this week's edition of Friday Farm Animal Blogging.
With sheep as plentiful in Scotland as midges (more so, actually—I didn't see a single midge while I was there, but they tend to stay away from the likes of me), there is no end to the photogenic sheep.
These lambs and their mums were at Corrimony Cairn, where we stopped to admire the archaeological ruins. (Don't tell my family, but I pretend to want to go to off the beaten path sights just to get a chance to photograph farm animals.) The ruins were nice—you can read about them here—but the sheep had built their own clever structure for escaping the chill winds.
Yes, you're adorable
By the way, if you're concerned at all about the environment, and the dangerous build up of greenhouse gases, you probably want to make sure these little guys stay off your dinner plate. Turns out lambs emit a lot of methane. More, per pound, than cows. Hard to believe, I know, they're so adorable, but these guys are serious methane producers.
Have you checked out my tofu recipes?
Shaggy sheep loses her fleece, which is costs more to sheer than it's worth.