16. Levitating Lambs

I swear…lambs are totally nuts….!
I recently biked along a meadow, when I saw some strange white movements from the corner of my eye.
Some lambs were jumping around like crazy and for a moment I wondered if they might be suffering Mad Sheep Disease…
But after watching them for a while I discovered some logic…
All right, their game was a bit rough, but they did have their own lamb rules and associated lamb logic.

 1. Lamb Stacking
Taking a firm mother sheep as a solid base, a nice lamb stack can be built, up to 10 lambs high!
Goal: stacking as much lambs on one sheep as possible.

lamb cute leap leaping jump jumping spring float levitate play playing sheep
Building a solid base for the Lamb Stack
lamb cute leap leaping jump jumping spring float levitate play playing sheep
Negotiating positions: Extremely important for making a good 'Lambs Stack "
lamb cute leap leaping jump jumping spring float levitate play playing sheep
.. there's enough space for many more lambs. Eventually it became a tower of 7 (!) lambs. Unfortunately it crashed prematurely, so I couldn't take a photo...

 2.  Leap Lambing / Leap sheeping
Mother plays ‘frog’ by laying motionless, while the kids jump simultaneously or by turns over her.
Her head can be used to make even higher jumps.

lamb cute leap leaping jump jumping spring float levitate play playing sheep
Warming up...
lamb cute leap leaping jump jumping spring float levitate play playing sheep
A Perfect Leaplamb / Leapsheep
lamb cute leap leaping jump jumping spring float levitate play playing sheep
A 10 for landing!

3. Levitating Lamb
The rules are very simple: Everything is allowed as long as your paws don’t touch the ground.
Screw gravity!

lamb cute leap leaping jump jumping spring float levitate play playing sheep
Calmly hovering through the meadow...
lamb cute leap leaping jump jumping spring float levitate play playing sheep
or ... you just float the mother sheep....
lamb cute leap leaping jump jumping spring float levitate play playing sheep
And the real show-offs go pretty fast
lamb cute leap leaping jump jumping spring float levitate play playing sheep
And when the sun goes down ....... you float quietly to the stable. Tomorrow is yet another day full of new jumps!

There’s only one thing I just can’t put my finger on: How does such a cute & enthusiastic lamb transform in this kinda boring sweater on legs…?
Where in the process from lamb to sheep does it go wrong…? 😉

Happy Easter!

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12 thoughts on “16. Levitating Lambs

  1. These are awesome. I drove by a farm once and two adult goats were squaring off. I really wanted to stop and take a few pictures, but they were a bit far away for my camera.

  2. These photos are amazing. I had so much fun looking at them and reading your blog. It would have been so much fun to see it in person. Thanks so much for sharing. I needed a smile.

  3. that´s the greatest game nature has come up with !!, I can´t believe they´re actually playing to leapfrog !!!, I wish I had Iseen it in person, thank you so much for sharing.

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