Friday, April 25, 2014

Shepherdess Notes: Lamb Watching

2014 Border Leicester Ram Lamb


merry play; merriment; gaiety; fun.
a merrymaking or party.
playful behavior or action; prank.
verb (used without object), frol·icked, frol·ick·ing.
to gambol merrily; to play in a frisky, light-spirited manner; romp: The children were frolicking in the snow.
to have fun; engage in merrymaking; play merry pranks.

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Frolic, a perfect word to describe lambs! 
This is my favorite time of year when it comes to raising sheep. The ewes and lambs are all out on pasture and "frolicking" is exactly what the lambs do, and it is quite sweet and entertaining. 

There is a lot of smiling that goes on while lambing watching.

2013 Lambs
2013 lambs

And yes, the goats kids have been known to get in on the fun too!

2013 Kids

I expect the lamb races to start in the next couple of weeks. Those are a blast. They usually are held in the evenings. I have been known to pull up a chair and watch.
These are the moments when you sit back, smile, and think- "Yes, all the hard work does pay off"
This guy is running toward Delaney, he just knows she has a bottle!

This is one of the reasons we keep doing what we do!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Oh gosh are they ever cute! I could watch them all day :-)

  2. Enjoy this time of year, Sandra. It is a great feeling. It will be another month before we get cattle out to grass.

    Lamb races are so fun!

    1. Yes, this time of year doesn't last long enough :)

  3. Oh I want to frolic with those cute little things. I love the word and pics. Hug B

  4. Sometimes we do need reminders. Luckily they always show up. They are lucky to have all that nice pasture.

    1. Yes, I agree! After the winter we had this time of year seems especially sweet!!

  5. they are so sweet. i love how baby lambs bounce around like they have springs in their feet.


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