Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sunday Stills - New Beginnings

Well, you know what this post is going to be ;-).



I spent Saturday afternoon over at The Training Center in Paris, Kentucky, home to some of my favorite sheep (Ewen McTeagle, B. Willard and sweet Lorna Dune Buggy) and favorite shepherds, Vergil and Annmarie Holland.



They'd been watching a Scottish Blackface ewe and decided she needed some help. With the help of one of their Border Collies they were quickly able to catch her even out in the open field. Annmarie repositioned the lamb and pulled it. At first everything seemed fine, but they quickly realized it wasn't.

Without missing a beat, she started CPR (even mouth to mouth) and in the eternity that was actually only about five minutes, the little lamb finally started breathing and everyone took a big breath. I'd love to be that competent.



His first attempt to stand.



Meanwhile, back at the lamb bar...





I could have held this precious little lamb while she slept all afternoon. Nothing cuter. Nothing.



Well, maybe this freckled face.





Gotta love those good guard dogs. He's watching the new lamb - up and at it and doing just fine :-).



While we watched the older lambs race around.





Happy Easter!!!

For more Sunday Stills New Beginnings...

20 comments:

♥ Brigitte ♥ said...

Happy Easter :)

Ann said...

you docked the tails already. how long would they have milk?

small farm girl said...

You guys are KILLING me with all of these cute lamb pictures! Im going to end up with one yet! Happy Easter to you too!

dibear said...

Well thes pictures are good for a ton of heart tugs. :)

Happy Easter!!

Lori Skoog said...

I'm so impressed that the last little lamb could say Happy Easter. What a great series of photos and videos. I can't believe you don't have a bottle baby yet. Happy Easter to you and Saint Tim. It's a beautiful day up here.

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

They are adorable.
I wondered about the missing tails, but I guess you either have a different breed of sheep or some sort of pest problem that we don't have to deal with here.

threecollie said...

LambS! How absolutely perfect for this challenge! And how cool that you know Mr. Holland. I have one of his books which was a tremendous help to me back when the BCs were young and I was learning to train them a bit. I still refer to it all the time.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

So full of energy and fun to watch! Wonderful that you were able to save the lamb. A very Happy Easter!

Jenny Glen said...

HI Vergil! HI AnneMarie!

Jen @ Jen's Farmily said...

I love spring time just so I can see the adorable lamb photos on people's blogs!!

I love the 3rd picture from the bottom... the lamb at the top of the picture is in mid-air!!And the last one... too cute! She looks happy!

Dreaming said...

I keep going back and looking at the pictures over and over again! They are so darling! I love the Border Collie (?) supervising as the milk is poured for the lambs. I adore the airborne lamb leaping over (off?) the pile of dirt (?). Love the one in mid-maaaaa. The lamb races were exhausting to watch! I love them all! Want to hug them!

Nancy K. said...

I'd say that you've outdone yourself in the photography department! Some of these pictures are incredible! I think my very favorite is the one of the BC watching Mom poor milk into the lamb bar.

Your photos put us RIGHT THERE!

Happy Easter

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awww! Cuteness overload! This is better than Easter Candy!!

~Lisa

Alice said...

Incredible captures so fitting for Easter that go right to my heart...and soul:-)

Linda said...

I think this has been my favourite S.S. post so far. Nothing says new beginnings like babies and lambs at Easter are perfect. Happy Easter! That black face is just the CUTEST!

Annette said...

Happy Easter to you too ! And, I want one of those lambs...

Terry said...

Thank you for this. It's my favorite Easter present.

Ebie said...

I truly enjoyed this post and the pictures! They are so adorable!

I am using firefox so I do not have a problem. My blog when viewed with WE would have a weird view.

Great new format.

Ed said...

Cuteness factor of +10, sooooo did you take anyone home with ya???? :-)

Benita said...

That video watching the lamb try to stand for the first time is so adorable! He's up! Nope, he's down. Bless his wee heart!

And the lamb races. Growing up on a dairy farm I loved watching the calves race and kick up their heels. And then it would be a group nap.

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