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Lambing Ends (I Think)

Lambing for 2018 is near completion. Just the odd ewe or two surprising me with lambs each day. It takes a bit of time to find the newborns at this stage of lambing just by way of the number of lambs on the ground.  

There is an odd sensation at the end of lambing, when the occurrence is still recent enough to realize what one has come through, the gains and losses still fresh on the mind. I look around and see all the life that is skittering to and fro, sleepy lambs rising and calling for the ewe, and ewes calling for lambs gone running, and remind myself to reach for the gratitude of that.  
The highest potential of the flock is right about now, right about here. There is such an abundance of life and even though a number of these lambs and ewes will not live to the end of the year, no one knows it or spends time pondering it.  So it goes that every day all of mothers natures life moves in the direction of its potential, without doubt, without questioning what if’s, and really coul…

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