Like all babies, lambs sleep an awful lot. As they get older and more confident, they love to romp and play with the other lambs. If you've ever been watching the lambcam when the ewes come into the barn and head for the feeders, you can see lambs jumping and racing and having fun together. When they've had their romp, they tend to settle in a pile and nap until the moms are finished eating. When I come into the barn most mornings, each ewe has her lambs gathered around her and they are all sleeping in little family groups.
Luna and Birdie don't have a mom to cuddle up against (I'm their mom, but I draw the line at sleeping in the barn every night), but they do have each other (and their heat lamp on chilly nights). Last week I was sitting out in the sunshine with my girls and while Birdie could not settle down (no surprise there), Luna was so happy and content to just soak up the warmth. I watched her as she drifted off to sleep and thought how much she reminded me of my own babies......so sweet and innocent when they were sleeping.
Birdie, on the other hand, can almost never be caught napping. There's just too much to see and do and she needs to be on the lookout, just in case I happen to have a bottle around somewhere. I wouldn't say she has a look of innocence about her, either! (and yes, I know it's a blurry, not so great picture, but when you're trying to capture a moving target, sometimes blurry is the best you can get!)
Two very darling little girls...so different and best friends for life......ReplyDelete
AND LUNA still has a beautiful SMILE .....You have a remarkable "home" for everyone there!ReplyDelete
They are adorable! I love Luna's smile and it sounds like Birdie's name is perfect :)ReplyDelete
I love Luna's full lips. Too cute.ReplyDelete
Uh, what on earth was that large spotted creature I just saw on the lamb cam? It was up in the top right corner where it's blurry. I kept wanting to move the camera so I could see it. lol
Christine-that would be Pippi. She's a llama with appaloosa markings. She's a sweet girl and is terrific with the lambs.ReplyDelete
Gosh they are just incredibly precious! I just want to grab them up and hug them.ReplyDelete
How absolutely adorable are those little ones! I just want to gather up little Luna and give her a big hug. She looks so sweet.ReplyDelete
Any chance we'll get to see Luna and Lila together at the KSFF?ReplyDelete
It's so true how different the babies are and so sweet. My kids ended up sleeping a giant pile under the heat lamp when they were little. Now, that they don't need the heat lamp, they sleep in family groups.ReplyDelete