Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I've Coined a New Term

You have a herd of cows, a flock of sheep, and...... behold!

A scamper of lambs!

We have been letting the flock out on grass in the 'baby pasture' for short periods since last week.  The cold spring delayed the grass and it isn't good for the pasture to be walked on and gnawed on until there's enough growth to stand up to grazing so we are about a week late.  Because the sheep have been on dry feed all winter they have to be reintroduced to fresh grass in a controlled manner or they will overeat and scour at best or bloat at worst.  The lambs are thrilled to be out of the barn and have room to run.

The ewes immediately dispersed to find the 'best' forage but the lambs were just interested in investigating things. Everything in the pasture is new to them - dirt, rocks, tall wavy plants, uneven ground.  They were entertained without going more than fifteen feet from the gate.

It was an overcast day and I used the camera phone due to its portability so excuse the less than great photos.

The bottle lambs followed me a ways and brought a bunch of their friends along.

A tilted slab of discarded concrete was really intriguing.

 "This looks tasty and it's just the right height for chomping on."

"It looks harmless.  You say it BIT you??"
Dandelions get targeted quickly.

It helps when you stick with mom and she shows you what to eat.

"I'm so happy it's spring again!"
We all are!


  1. There are not to many things that are more precious than these babies. Great photos.

  2. I love sheep! I so enjoyed the photos of these little lambs. The little black lamb is standing in such a way that it makes him look like an American bison - in miniature. :-)

  3. I love to see the videos of lambs racing back and forth. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Heh, I love how the babies are baaing back to mum like, "Yeah I'm right here being good, but where did you go?"

  5. I live in a lambless world (a city) and so to be able to watch your scamper of lambs is wonderful!

  6. Why do the smallest lambs have the biggest BAAAH? Wonderful video!