Easter lambs

In past centuries it was considered a lucky omen to meet a lamb, especially at Easter time. It was a popular superstition that the devil, who could take the form of all other animals, was never allowed to appear in the shape of a lamb because of its religious symbolism.  In central and eastern European countries, the lamb represents Jesus and relates His death to that of the lamb sacrificed on the first Passover. Christians traditionally refer to Jesus as “the Lamb of God.”

Nearly every day at work, I’ve been visiting the animal barn which has been turned into a maternity ward for the rare breed Dartmoor Greyface and Manx Loaghtan sheep raised at Sheldon. They’re very sweet.  After a few days inside the barn, they get released into the field.

Manx Loaghtan

Dartmoor Greyface

Too sleepy to stir

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