Friday, April 17, 2015

Respecting the Mama

The lambs are just a week old, but they've already learned to listen to mama--both the one with fur and the one with feathers.

The chickens roam the pastures and paddocks on the farm.The lambs learn at an early age to ignore them.

Sometimes a hen will hop on a ewe's back. Often in the afternoons, the hens and ewes snooze together under the overhang.

When the hen jumped into the lamb pen, mama ewe  paid her no attention. The lambs followed mama ewe's lead--and another generation of chicken-sheep coexistence begins.


  1. How sweet it is--the camaraderie of farm life. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Interesting that they choose to hop in a lamb pen when there are plenty of other sheep-free places to sit.