Saturday, March 16, 2013

Newborn and Ready to Take on the World

While driving up the lane, I notice the ewe first. She is standing away from the flock that is grazing a hundred yards away.

Then, I notice the llama, hanging out with the ewe.

As I get closer, I see a white spot.

I forget about my dress shoes and clothes.

After parking the car, I walk across the yard to the edge of the pasture to see the ewe and her newborn lambs. They are only a few hours old, but already they're practicing their moves.

If I don't catch the lambs within 12 hours of birth, I usually can't catch them.

So, I change into my barn clothes and catch a lamb who squirms and calls for her mother.

Although only a few hours old, they are ready to run and take on the world.


  1. Sweet lambies--love the on-guard llama!

  2. He's a funny guy, and so good with the lambs.