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Miracle

Miracle

This little lamb was given up for dead, when she let out a whimper. A few hours under a heat lamp revived her.


Twins

Twins

These ewes are all awaiting the birth of twins.


Drinking

Drinking

This mother is allowed some quiet time with her lambs, away from the other ewes.


Adorable

Adorable

This lamb is probably not more than a few hours old.


Ears

Ears

If you've ever felt the plant "lamb's ear", you know how a lamb's ears feel.


Welsh Cob

Welsh Cob

Welsh Cob horses are very spirited, and these pranced and danced around the arena, showing off for their audience. It was difficult, however, to get a shot of them, they moved so fast.


Cardigan Bay

Cardigan Bay

We journeyed to a horse farm right on Cardigan Bay. Beautiful shades of green and blue water stretched in the distance.


Discovery

Discovery

This lamb was recently born, and two ewes were fighting over him. One kept shoving his mother out of the way when she tried to reach him. If she was allowed to keep him, she would have soon tired of him and shoved him away.


Ugh

Ugh

A ewe with a prolapse. The farmers inserted a plastic thingy that kept her insides inside, and tied it to her wool to keep it in place.


Newborn

Newborn

This sheep was having trouble, so the farmer assisted in pulling the lamb. She was having twins, so another was on its way.


Orphans

Orphans

The farmer lady said they'd never had so many orphans. Several of us offered to take one or two home.


Stocks

Stocks

This ewe is in a small pen with two orphan lambs. After a few days she may accept them as her own.


Tagging Number 30

Tagging Number 30

A little boy learns tagging at an early age. The lambs are marked with the same number as their mother in case they are separated.


Shearlings

Shearlings

These lambs are a few weeks old. In another few weeks they might be sent to market.


Snow

Snow

Sheep go out on the hillsides with their lambs shortly after they're born, but some farmers don't like to put them out when there's snow on the ground.


Mountain

Mountain

One sheep farm was high in the Welsh mountains.


Red Jacket

Red Jacket

Some lambs have jackets to protect against the wind and wet. One little guy got too hot frolicking with his sisters and took his off.


Gambler

Gambler

It's impossible to take photos of lambs gamboling, or frolicking, or whatever they do--they're too fast for the shutter.