I partied with sheep on my 30th brithday.

Months before my 30th birthday in April, I came to the conclusion there would be no time to plan an outlandish party welcoming me into this fabulous decade. Nor did I want to spend the money (hooray for responsibility). Instead, I decided to make a childhood dream come true: hold a baby lamb in my arms.

Oh yeah, I am an exciting person. Thrilling.

After researching a few sheep farms in the Willamette Valley, I settled on Dolce Farm & Orchards and called them up. The message I left on their voicemail went something like this:

"So, um, I'm Amy and I'm turning 30 in a few weeks and I kind of want to hold a baby lamb in my arms, can you make this happen? okthanksbye"

The super nice Ann from the farm returned my call and informed me the sheep will most probably be giving birth just a few days before my birthday.

"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!", I reacted.

Weeks roll by, the anticipation grows, my friends know about my plans and they too are excited (or just plain confused as to why I want to spend my colossal 30th birthday with.... sheep).

WHY?!?!?!?!?!?! OMG LOOK AT THIS BABY LAMB! HE WAS JUST A DAY OLD AND PRANCING ABOUT BEING ALL CUTE AND MISCHIEVOUS AND GIVING LITTLE KISSES TO HIS MAMA SHEEP AND OMG I WAS FLIPPING OUT AND NEVER ONCE DID A SHEEP POOP ON ME!!

Actually, I still flip out whenever I see these photos. Seriously. Needless to say, a little tear fell down my face as I held that little button in my arms. Ridic. My guy and I spent the rest of the afternoon cruising around the countryside near Newberg, OR.

 

GAHHH!!!!!!! GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

These are Icelandic Sheep, I think they are an absolutely beautiful breed.

 

This is Panda. She was very curious about us.

There were some beautiful hens around, as well, as if guarding over the baby lamb. Their eggs were delicious. Thank you, Ann, of Dolce Farms & Orchards, for graciously allowing us to meet your little babies and let us in your wonderful farm. A dream come true, indeed.


OMGSHEEP!!!!!11!11!!!

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