It was a Saturday pizza night out at Greg and Sheralee’s farm, a few miles west of Lyndoch. Of course, it wouldn’t be a farm without farm animals.
Here’s Jamie with Rosie and Red Dog. If you ever want to rinse out your tear ducts, watch a great Aussie movie called “Red Dog.” Look it up on Netflix. I guarantee that you’ll be sobbing like a baby by the time it’s over.
And this is Ophelia, the newest member of the family. Every Aussie farm has a bunch of dogs, but how many of them have a pet lamb? When we drove up to Greg and Sheralee’s front gate, Ophelia greeted us with a loud, “Baaaaa!” and then trotted right up onto the porch with us. She was searching for head scratches. She thinks she’s one of the dogs, and Rosie and Red Dog seem to accept her as part of the pack.
Life isn’t always bucolic on the farm. Ophelia was rejected by her mother and would have died if drastic measures had not been taken. She looks to be healthy now, but we were warned that’s she’s not out of danger yet.
In other words, Ophelia’s a pet today, but Greg and Sheralee may be serving lamb pizza next week.
Farm life 101: Eat what you grow. Grow what you eat.
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Ophelia is still going strong. Won’t be long and she will be eating Sheralee’s garden though so it will be “Off into the paddock” to be introduced into her new sheep family.