Out like a lamb
I was driving with a friend on a country road through rolling hills of green that were dotted with grazing sheep. I squealed with (embarrassing) delight when I spotted a tiny, pure-white lamb. Previously, my friend mentioned her boyfriend ate lamb, and I joked, “There’s his dinner.” I don't know who was more surprised, my friend, who didn't realize lamb is meat from a young sheep, or me, since she is very intelligent and health-conscious, as is her guy. But he didn't know that the lamb kebab on his plate was an adorably bleating baby sheep, either. It served as an unnerving reminder of how disconnected we are from what we eat. So, to clarify, lamb meat comes from the lamb in this photo, http://tinyurl.com/lamb-snr, and mutton is its mother. Did you know?