Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Spring lambies

I made three kinds of cupcakes for the weekend...and forgot to photograph all of them! For my first foray into gluten-free baking I made flourless chocolate cupcakes, with cinnamon instead of ancho chili powder, sans whipped cream... and they were delicious. Also tried vanilla cupcakes made with gluten-free flour, topped with strawberry meringue buttercream...which were not bad. I had leftover frosting and couldn't decide if it would be better with chocolate or vanilla cake...so I made marble cupcakes. I took them to a sit 'n knit hosted by Dana, who has lambies!

Sheep and lambies
Mama sheep and lambies eating lettuce

As soon as we entered the pen, they ran all about...very fast too. The lambies were hard to catch, but Dan was determined.

Dan and lamby
Dan caught a lamby

They were soooo soft! Very, very cute, but skittish. And then! Four beagles at the sit 'n knit! Dana's Swiss Mountain dogs Geiger and Sen were also present. When one of them got within sight of the beagle area, the beagles howled and barked maniacally. The pack mentality, protecting their territory, I guess...but made it hard to concentrate on the knitting, and rather headache-inducing too. After all the howling, Sally decided to get comfy in Arrow's bed.

Sally in Arrows bed
Peaceful beagle (for now)


snoopyjoanne said...

i sampled all 3 cupcakes and they were delicious! especially the marble cupcake w/ strawberry frosting. yes, it was quite an afternoon with the dogs - and don't forget when zoe the beagle tried to jump out the window to play with the lambies!

Dissertation Mommy said...

Congratulations to Dan for catching a lamb. I had a similar experience with D.J. at a petting zoo last weekend...only he was not so successful.
Your cupcakes sound so good. Do you have any dairy-free cupcake/cake recipes so my son can enjoy dessert once in a while?

African Kelli said...

That sounds like SUCH a fun day! Good for you.