Spring has sprung

Sheep and flowers belong together. Obvious reason, most flowers are edible and maybe even tasty. Just like books.

Berta and Kleines at the beginning of March. They were very annoyed about the constant cold. We had at least no snow at that time. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

It was a pain to clean the castle in the cold. Miniputz always wants to be involved in the castle-cleaning, after al it’s her castle.. somehow. Here she shows us proudly the historical windows. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Pan gained some moss during the winter. In mid-March it was still very cold, but the moss keeps him warm and he plays his flute. Will have to “shave” him now. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

It looked good nevertheless. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Stirnlöckchen is still alive. She gets extra food and the others rarely steal it, because Stirnlöckchen drools on her food. That’s either gross or clever or both. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Kleines (‘Small one’) is a very affectionate sheep. She loves me, because she get food seperately. She gets her food seperately because she refuses to eat anything that was touched by the lips of someone else except of her daughter. Makes you wonder how she could become so fat. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

A dreamy expression in the cute face of this sheep. That nice dog is near, the cleaning servant. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

That cheeky little sheep is the daughter of Kleines. She sticks her tongue out at me. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

This is the proof, it’s really spring. Caltha palustris and veronica chamaedrys. English names: marsh marigold and germander speedwell.

I got a bit nearer to the deer this time. Still too far away and the wind had the wrong direction. Deer never seem to like to meet barking dogs. Can’t imagine why.😉 Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Viola alba (white violet) and glechoma hederacea (ground ivy) at the entrance of the property. I love those white violets. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Spring flowers on the bocage (wall hedges) at the end of March. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

From left to right, a nameless ewe (probably the daughter of Stirnlöckchen), Kleines and Daffne on April 2. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

And while we hoped for warmer temperatures, winter came back on April 5.

Snow on April 5. The sheep gather around the hay rack. Stirnlöckchen gets her extra-food and nobody bothers her. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Phex didn’t mind the snow. He has a lot of fur. He was digging and got himself a snowy nose. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

But five days ago spring finally sprung again.

Phex behind draba verna (spring draba). Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Flowers of prunus domestica or such. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Flowers on a slope, mainly Caltha palustris and veronica chamaedrys. marsh marigold and germander speedwell. Own photo on Flickr, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

10 thoughts on “Spring has sprung

  1. Spring is pretty at your house!

  2. I’m pleased for you, it’s about time spring made an appearance in your neck of the woods. I love the sheep, they have so much character🙂

  3. So where is Brad? Did you sell him?

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