But as afternoon waned to evening, the four-month-old boys grew alarmed.
It was getting dark, and while they were perfectly capable of surviving on hay and grass, they wanted a nightcap: just a nip of milk.
And, they wanted to curl up next to their mom and sisters -- all but one had a sister -- and sleep through the night.
And, since they couldn't, they made sure that I didn't sleep through the night either. Though they could see each other through the wire mesh fence, the ewes and lambs called to each other through the night.