Photographing Lambs & Caring for Sheep

   
    
    
 
As you probably know I work on a farm on the weekends-caring for horses, chickens and sheep. At first I did not have much interaction with the sheep but over the past eight years I have become more involved with feeding them and caring for the lambs each spring. I have tried many years to get photos of the lambs frolicking. In the past my photos were too far away or blurry but over the past two days I was able to capture the lambs enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. These lambs were born on two of the coldest days this year. I enjoy bonding with the ewes and then the lambs. My boss has said the sheep seem to like my quiet nature and in general don’t run from me when I enter the barn or need to separate the ewes or lambs from the rest of the herd. I do not have a dog to help me but at times I wish I did. There are twenty one ewes expecting lambs this year, two pensioned ewes and two rams. I find trying to photograph the animals helps me to care for them. I love to watch the animals young and old. I feel such an ancient connection when I spend time with the animals and it gives me such peace at the end of every day. I love the first photo of Mike and the ewe who stopped by him on her way out to grass this morning. She stood with him for about two minutes as they watched the lambs running all over and having fun. 

Advertisements

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alli Farkas
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 16:54:05

    Wondering (not expecting an answer, though) how those little ones manage to find the teats under all of mom’s wool!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Life With Horace

poetry & essays

Rising Over the Smoke

Cleanse ye your eyes, so that ye behold no man 
as different from yourselves.... 
See ye no strangers; rather see all men as friends, 
 
for love and unity come hard 
 when ye fix your gaze on otherness. ~Baha'i

Not Ready for AARP

Experiences of a woman and mom over 50

Penguin for Peace

choosing a peaceful heart

Quarry House

Poetry. Photography. Thoughts

Donkey Whisperer Farm Blog

"Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained" Melody Johnson

From My Window

The world as I view it

southfortyrocks

The crazy adventures of South Forty Farms - The Family, The Horses, and the Friends

Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures

Quotes For Kids | Success Quotes | Bob Marley Quotes

Top 10 of Anything and Everything!!!

Animals, Gift Ideas, Travel, Books, Recycling Ideas and Many, Many More

Jumbled Writer - Charlie Dims

A place for art, discussion, and everything else interesting

Dressage Different

Bonnie Walker

Alli Farkas Artist Adventures

A little chronicle of an artist's meanderings on the road to sustainability in an artistic life (read: make some money from art!)

Wayne Hale's Blog

space > exploration > leadership

The Baggage Handler

I made the impossible easy in both worlds!

Steve McCurry's Blog

Steve's body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element. www.stevemccurry.com

Eye-Dancers

A site devoted to the Young Adult sci-fi/fantasy novel The Eye-Dancers

artattackunlimited

Promoting the "green art" movement and self exploration

Everything Eventing

Over-analysis of my life with horses

Trot and Canter Blog.

The love of all things equine.

en quête de saveur

a flavor quest

velvetmedia

Just another WordPress.com site

korizzoinc

Eventing, foxhunting, art, photography and more...

GYA today

Give Yourself Away

notsofancynancy

How the hell did I get here?

Ray Ferrer - Emotion on Canvas

** OFFICIAL Site of Artist Ray Ferrer **

Seasonsgirl

For seasons of life, the changing seasons, and the seasoning we all love to cook with.

Places Unknown

Dmitrii Lezine's Places Unknown is fine art and travel photography from around the world. Enjoy!

Shiny art for you

Just another WordPress.com weblog

jenwritesthings

Because sometimes stories need a place to live.

HowellingattheMoon

Just another WordPress.com site

Mary Muncil ♡ White Feather Farm

a place to come to be reminded of who you really are: Divine, magnificent, Love

%d bloggers like this: