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It’s Spring at Windrush Farm…

And that means lots of cute baby faces.

And lots of proud mom faces too.

Some of the moms I helped deliver when they were born… like the sheep named Paige, who is standing above. I helped deliver her on my first night living on the farm, five years ago.

It is funny to compare what she and I have both done over the past five years… she has probably given birth to eight lambs, whereas I have gone to London, gotten my master’s degree and gotten married.

I remember when I lived on the farm, I wanted to start a woman’s movement for these girls. I tried to tell them to: Run. Go. I told them there is a big world out there and they don’t have to spend their life being pregnant.

But by the time fall would come around again, they must have forgotten everything that I told them. Because there they’d be, standing at the fence, heads hanging low and panting heavily at the ram on the other side, who was breathing just as hard as he eagerly waited for his glorious day to come.

So the lambs are here again, and they are learning how to jump while I am learning video…

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About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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8 Comments

  1. Paige, I’ve decided that you must have a psychic connection/control with your photography subjects–or at least with the animals that you photograph. It’s like these sheep are people and they are posing exactly how you want them to. You have such an amazing gift. And I am jealous that you get to spend time with adorable fuzzy lambs. I wish that were part of my job description. πŸ™‚ These photos are amazing.

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  2. So so cute! Both you and the girls and their babies πŸ™‚

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  3. LOVE this! I was able to finally see it through facebook….these lambs are adorable!!
    xo

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  4. Susan Emley Luebbermann February 23, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    That is the cutest video I ever did see!

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  5. More lambs please! Your 19 seconds of cuteness helped my sick toddler make it through this rainy, stay-at-home day. “replay, replay, replay.” I must have played it 100 times. Tomorrow we’re going in search of the real deal.

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  6. how do I get prints?? these little sheepies are amaaaaazing!

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  7. paige, you lucky kid, you.
    these are too cute to handle.

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