I had to share some baby lambs. They are the height of entertainment, and I so enjoy just going out in the pasture and being around them. Their zest for life, exploring, fun, and of course a quick nip from mom in the middle of it all is incredible. So here is a record of some of the fun of late.
This picture I find fun just because if you don’t know what is up, you may think it rather boring. But the three boys in the front were playing and resting, while by the tree in the background, Rebekah has birthed twins in the last few moments and have them with her. New life on the farm.
Now these three were just being downright cute playing together. Simeon and Anna are the twins you can’t see in the first picture. Simeon, born second, is still smaller than his sister, but I love how the twins we have hang out together. Best friends.They had each other for five months and continue hanging and watching out for each other. Simeon got banded today and was making some noise. I am assuming it was of the “I hurt” “They did something to me” sort. It was a quick sister that ran over to see about her brother.
Now to get to lay in the trough seems to be a safe place to all the babies. They very much find that security can be found in its walls even if there is a board in there that makes the floor slant. Alas, as they also like to poop in the same trough, it is now turned upside down so they can jump up on top (or the bottom depending on perspective) and lay down and play. A whole lot easier to sweep up sheep nuggets.
Back to twins again. Joshua with his horns and Caleb with his fireworks. They are best friends as well. Hanging out together. Their mother Leah is doing an amazing job with them. Here you can see Joshua’s splash of brown on his back. Not sure yet how much of their dark color they will retain, but it isn’t fading much yet. Out of all the lambs these two are friendly for some reason. They don’t readily run away when you walk by and are easy to catch, though I don’t do that much, but a quick pet is always in order. Love feeling their wool.
I love this tree. Mark wants to cut it up and get rid of it. Alas, can you see what fun it is as a play gym? Last year, I had a fun moment with Samuel and Joseph playing on it but had no camera with me. This year, I caught the babies having a right good ole time running up that trunk. Much higher than Samuel or Joseph ever went.
More fun on the tree. They played how many lambs can fit on this trunk. If the two at the top want to come down and the two that are lower want to go up, who has to give way? If your slipping, is it better to just let yourself fall off? How far of a jump is it, really? In this picture are all the boys. Anna and Lydia must have decided to let boys be boys and go off and be young ladies.
Too many cutie pies to just have a few pictures. Same day as above but now we’re playing under the limbs of the same tree we were climbing.
So shearing day came with all its rain. What do you do when you have no real setup for keeping sheep dry? We had to play with the barn and make space inside for them which worked well for feeding them through shearing. Each baby had to wait behind until their mother was done and then they got to go out together. Alas with the rain, these three decided that they’d just rest under the shearer’s truck and stay a bit drier than the others. Or it was safe in a weird non-normal weekend. Yep, one mom is checking in on them.
I think I will end this here. One picture of the very first lamb of the season and as she is a few weeks older than the rest, she looks quite a bit bigger. The big sister to the tribe.