With the whole length of the barn floor open, plus the yard and the length of the former-feed-bunk-now-loafing-shed the lambs can run flat out for a meaningful distance, make a turn and run back. They do this several times in a row particularly at feeding time when the excitement from the adults is contagious. It's good because it gets a lot of them out from underfoot at feeding time. Sheep are not careful with lambs at this stage - they feel it's every sheep for themselves and even with ample feeder space they all try to cram into the first section. We have to keep an eagle eye out that a lamb doesn't get unwillingly swept along among the big bodies and squished.
These three siblings are taking a rest in the sunny yard after the morning races.
Sheep siblings will almost always choose to sleep or hang out together. Single lambs make friends and hang with them, but twins and triplets come with built in companions and they seek each other out in preference to others.
The lamb facing away from us has a burdock burr on its head. We had some lovely second cutting alfalfa - perfect feed for milking ewes and growing lambs - which we've discovered the hard way is peppered with burdock. The dang plants grew about seven inches tall and because it was so hot and dry they set seed at that size. Usually if there are burdocks in the hay they are biggish plants that we can see as we're feeding and pull out. Not this time. The lambs are peppered with burrs and the ewes are carrying a lot on their faces. We'll pick them off over time as we handle the lambs for vaccinations and the ewes for eye scoring and later coat fitting, but for now they are a huge source of annoyance to me as the animals look unkempt and uncared for.
There are certainly loads worse things I could have to worry about, but in the words of the immortal Roseanne Roseannadanna, "It's always something."