10 March 2012

the secret to happiness

Ram, tup, wether, ewe, dam, and hogget. Who knew there were so many (funny) names for sheep. These are some outtakes from a recent visit to a family run sheep farm. Not only am I in awe of a farmer´s work ethic and sacrifice, but also, in this case, by how damn happy everyone was.  Their secret; work hard, sing loudly, and have passion.  Living proof my friends....

Loved this post.
And can´t stop looking at this.

XXX

19 comments:

Unknown said...

Remember this when you see lamb chops on the menu:)

Zosia said...

Oh, what a handsome guy (the second photo from the bottom) and oh, what a cute baby (the last photo). Have a lovely, HAPPY weekend, Jane.

Karen Bates said...

Adorable! Have a great weekend!

Holli said...

That second shot is my fave!

nunu said...

love the black and whites...

likeschocolate said...

I think their is something to be said for hard work. Have you ever thought about the fact that depression is almost doesn't exist in lower economic countries. They are too busy working hard and just happy to be alive. Being depressed is a luxury.

Rie said...

Tup? Like.. what's tup sheep?

Carol said...

Working on a farm is hard but what I see is really beautiful! :)

Ötli said...

Love... secret of happiness. Really nice post!

elisvermeulen said...

Better take me there next time. ;)

ibb said...

Last week a friend told me that the secret was to be healthy and have bad memory.
I think sheep are in that range....
Love photos...
Next weekend, for a coffee?

ladybug-zen said...

nice horns, curly ;)
thanks for the linkies. i am forever grateful to you for bringing Elis' work and blog into my life. extraordinary!!
happy days, jane-girl

Sammi said...

love what you do. it's the secret to a happy life :) xxx

beautiful pictures as always xx

Miren Iriondo Photographie said...

Lovely photos.

Ian said...

They get up at 5am every morning and they never have a holiday. I've still got lot to learn about the secret of happiness.

Laurie Chaney said...

Beautiful.

heidi said...

gorgeous!

lechow said...

inspiring and beautiful.
AND you get to be around all those cute sheep!
sign me up!

Ann Marie said...

i love this series of photos and your simple words hit at the heart. love it all.

pink

I knew a girl who was blue. So she painted her world pink. xoxo