This is what it sounds like on a relatively quiet afternoon with over 100 lambs in the pasture.
The little lamb in the front was looking for its mom for about 30 minutes while we were there (it found her!). This is what happens:
1) Lamb feeds.
2) Lamb lies down and falls asleep.
3) Ewe moves to find some fresh grass and ‘get away from it all’ with a few precious moments of peace and quiet. Honestly, when it’s someone else’s offspring wailing, can you really hear it?
4) Lamb wakes up alone.
5) Lamb starts crying for its mother and takes off looking for her, bleating all the way.
6) Lamb nurses once again.
7) And as the little lamb settles down for a nap, the cycle repeats itself. Times 100+!
As their protector, Bea can be fierce. Here she is patrolling the perimeter.
But when she sees it’s just us, she warms up to Jon for some TLC.
We have had zero problems with coyotes since she’s been here to protect the sheep. Good girl!