Thank you so much for an excellent article. It brought to mind such fond memories of being raised on the farm where my Father raised sheep, and, over the years, we fed many bum lambs, and yes, they can bunt hard. When my daughter was in the first grade, we had a bum lamb for her to feed, which she called "Bambi". It would follow her all over the yard just like a dog. One day when she was walking out to the school bus, the lamb sneaked out the gate, when she left, and tried to climb up the steps of the bus (not too sure that the driver was impressed) The lamb was just "Following her to school, one day". Every spring I look forward to seeing the new lambs at our neighbours as it always brings back wonderful memories of helping my Dad with the sheep.
What a great beginning to a story! My friend raised a bum black lamb. She had eight children, and the lamb became her baby, following her around the house. She gave it a diaper, and had that lamb with her in the bathroom, in the kitchen, doing the laundry and riding around in the van on errands and kid delivery and pickup. I would love to hear more about your lamb story.
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