Wednesday, March 6, 2013

baa baa bummer

"Every now and then, a ewe will give birth to a lamb and immediately reject it. Sometimes the lamb is rejected because they are one of twins and the mother doesn’t have enough milk or she is old and frankly quite tired of the whole business. They call those lambs,bummer lambs. Unless the shepherd intervenes, that lamb will die.

So the shepherd will take that little lost one into his home and hand feed it from a bottle and keep it warm by the fire. He will wrap it up warm and hold it close enough to hear a heart beat. When the lamb is strong the shepherd will place it back in the field with the rest of the flock.
“Off you go now. You. can. do. this. I’m right here.”
The most beautiful sight to see is when the shepherd approaches his flock in the morning and calls them out, “Sheep, sheep, sheep!”
The first to run to him are the bummer lambs because they know his voice.It’s not that they are more loved — it’s just that they believe it."

entire excerpt via: 
a well worth reading guest post 
over at

My apologies for my crazy/mixed up fonts here ... can't seem to figure out  how to fix it today.  


The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Thank you for the link over to this beautiful post. There's much to think about, and appreciate.

I also wanted to wish you a happy visit up north when you travel to VT!

MYstory of HIStory said...

Hi Farmgal. Thanks for poppin in. Glad you liked the link and thank you for wishes for a happy visit to VT. Should be a fun. I'm looking forward to it.