It has been a whirlwind! The last month has been filled with so much excitement on the farm. My creative work has an ebb and flow, and during spring, my energies are focused on the new life emerging on the farm.
Little lambs! 18 of them! We have truly been blessed this year. Our Cheviot ewes are wonderful mothers, many of them birthing on their own with little assistance, and nurturing them so lovingly. There is no bond like that of a mother and child, whether human or animal. It is so sweet to watch the love and devotion and outpouring of dedication of these ewes. And the look of gratitude on the lambs' faces, their sweet baa's echoing throughout the barn, serves as the best applause a mother could ever wish to have.
I feel a little bit a part of that as a Shepherd. We watch and nurture and take care of the ewes, and they graciously in return, endow us with their trust. I have spent so many precious moments in the barn. One such moment captured this image of a mother and lamb, and it speaks volumes. The bond they share and the preservation of a precious moment in time are captured by the lens of the camera. How precious!