Our neighbors up the road, Roger and Liz,  raise sheep and a few weeks ago, their lambing season began. I drove past one of their pens the other evening, and they all came over to say Hi.  Some were a little shy at first.

But after a while, they relaxed and got down to the serious business of eating supper.

“Ma, I wish you were taller.”

Roger stopped by to give them their evening feeding, and everyone came running.

He gave them corn, and then some alfalfa.

Even the lambs tried to eat the alfalfa even though they are too young to digest it. They want to imitate Mama.

Lambs are just the cutest thing ever. They all need hugs.

Or at least I need to give all of them a hug.

They are 2 weeks old, and only come up to my knees.

They’re curious about everything around them.

And then, just to turn the cuteness meter up full blast, they started doing this.

And this.  “I can’t hold still!”

“I have to hop hop hop!!.”

Their dad is quite proud.


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20 Responses

  1. rebecca says:

    adorable attack!!! do they just hop up for no reason?

    • Suzanne says:

      Yes Rebecca. They’ll just be standing there and without warning, they hop hop. Like they have springs for legs. So adorable. I’ll try to get some video to share.

  2. Mary says:

    Your post made me smile on this snowy day.

  3. Glenda says:

    Suzanne, you’ve caught the “Awe” factor in these photos. We rescued a lamb several years ago and kept “Lambikins” in the house wearing a cloth diaper. He had a big pus filled sore on his leg and we nursed him back to health. We were ready when a neighbor came and took him home as he had gotten quite rowdy to be keeping in the house. What a memory! What cute photos!!!

    • Suzanne says:

      I understand they grow like weeds so Lambikins must have been getting to be quite a handful. Did you hug him regularly?

  4. Michaele says:

    Oh Suzanne I just love these photos especially the one with the close up of the lamb with the hay in it’s mouth. This would be a perfect Farm Friend Friday post over at Verde Farms. You should check it out!

  5. They are so cute! My mother always said that God made babies (human and animals) cute so that we would love them. And who could help but love these! My favorite is the gray lamb with the black head and legs.

  6. Dianna says:

    Cute — cute — cute!!
    (I don’t guess Motor Man would agree to letting me have a lamb for a pet…..)


  7. Glyndalyn says:

    Nothing is sweeter than a lamb. Unless it is a kid (baby goat).

  8. Joani says:

    They R so cute. U could probably watch for hours and never be bored. Thank U for sharing. Have a great day.

  9. You are really trying to kill me with how cute these little guys are! These little lambs are so precious! I wish I could visit them and pet them and hug them. They really look so snuggly! And then the little hopping and skipping and jumping…that is so cute! Thank you for posting this…I loved it!

  10. Lambs are so cute. When I lived in Los Angeles, I always made sure to see them at the LA County Fair. I love the way they just spring in the air. And they’re so cuddly. And why I quit eating lamb when I was 19.

    But question: The lambs have really long tails? I always thought sheep had little stubby tails? Or is this a characteristic of a certain breed?

    Man they’re cute.


    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Sparkly,
      Well….they dock the tails. We don’t have sheep, but the way I understand it is that the long tails make the lamb prone to parasites on their hind end. So the tails are docked. An elastic band is placed on the tail, cutting off the blood supply and eventually the end of the tail comes off on its own. It doesn’t sound pretty I know, but the lamb is healthier in the end without a long tail.

  11. Teresa says:

    They certainly are adorable! Now I’m even more anxious for my kids to get here.

  12. katiebee says:

    adorable pictures! certain to put a smile on your face~ thanks for sharing~

  13. Kelly says:

    Oh are they adorable! I want to go hug some myself!

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