I get such a kick out of watching the lambs grow. Their behavior totally reminds me of children growing. First they start testing things – straying away from their moms for a few minutes. They’ll cry out with a “baaaaah” and their mom will answer from across the barn or field “baaaaaah” back. It’s amazing how they can find each other again – and quickly. The little lamb will punch at its mom’s udder, take a quick drink of milk. Then a couple minutes later, they will again join their gang of friends and they’ll all hang around together for awhile until they need another snack.
They also become amazingly athletic and acrobatic and are as quick as lightening. They can jump up in the air on all fours - I've heard it called "spronging" and it is the perfect description. Last week, Marcy asked me if the lamb-pedes had begun. Well, Marcy, they have - tonight when I arrived at the field there were about 35 lambs racing in a pack in circles around the field. The Farmer says they do it every evening at around sunset. They must know that their day is over and it will be time for a night's rest - only to begin again in the morning.
I didn't realize they knew how to dance - but this one definitely does.