Sheep – Just because I like ’em

August 19, 2008 at 7:11 am 4 comments


The Sheep by Ellis Parker Butler

The Sheep adorns the landscape rural
And is both singular and plural—
It gives grammarians the creeps
To hear one say, “A flock of sheeps.”

sheep family

The Sheep is gentle, meek and mild,
And led in herds by man or child—
Being less savage than the rabbit,
Sheep are gregarious by habit.

king of the hill

The Sheep grows wool and thus promotes
The making of vests, pants and coats—
Vests, pants and coats and woolen cloths
Provide good food for hungry moths.

Milk, it does a body good

With vegetables added to
The Sheep, we get our mutton stew—
Experiments long since revealed
The Sheep should first be killed and peeled.


Thus, with our debt to them so deep,
All men should cry “Praise be for Sheep!”—
And, if we happen to be shepherds,
“Praise be they’re not as fierce as leopards!”

baaaad sheep


An unusual sheep picture here


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. thefunctionkey  |  August 19, 2008 at 8:07 am

    thanks for the ping back! these sheep pictures are adorable!

  • 2. Jessie is Skoopy  |  August 19, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Baaa Baaa!

  • 3. saratoday  |  August 21, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Thanks! They are all sheep I met. Or stalked.

  • 4. wardrobe becky  |  August 23, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    If you like sheep and you like yarn (I know you do) check out the store Ewe and You.

    They are in Mankato and have such great yarn and yes plenty of sheepy figuines, prints, hats, booties, patterns. Sheep. Gotta love them.


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