Yesterday I let Hannah and her twins out into the small enclosure in front of the barn. We have had some horribly cold, snowy, windy weather this past week. So this was the first sun the babies had seen.
I love watching lambs discover there is a world beyond the small stall they were born in. It takes about half a minute of little heads bobbing up and down... cautiously sniffing the new ground... and then a tentative bounce with a bit of a kick thrown in.
And all of a sudden their brains grasp the limitless space of their new world and they are leaping through the air... twisting and bucking... showing everyone how canty and clever they are.
I will admit to being disproportionately attracted to my one and only spotted lamb. For every picture of plain little black Justina I took about four pictures of Trans Am. What a little superstar he is!
I am a bit curious about Justina, though. I have noticed that the skin around her eyes is lighter compared to the other black lambs I have this year. Does that indicate something? I thought it might signify modified genetics. But I am not aware of Hannah or Courante carrying modified. So maybe it is my imagination, or maybe it is just the way she is. Regardless, she is a darling lamb. :)And then there is pretty boy... Gotta nip that itch...