The not-so-miscreant sheep, all still alive and well.
We did send this year's crop of lambs off so the flock size did get a lot smaller all of a sudden. Perhaps that is what triggered all the rumors of their demise, but that happens every year.
If you are wondering whether the moms are missing their lambs, the answer is a resounding NO!!
They were all heartily sick of dealing with the adolescent shenanigans. Lambs are oh-so-cute when they are little and everyone loves them, but that wears thin when they turn into a large crowd of rowdy, obnoxious teenagers. Every one of the ewes heaved a great sigh of relief and sauntered out for an unmolested nap in the sun after the lambs had gone.
All but this one lamb on the left, she is sticking around to join the flock. That is her sister from last year on the right.
Peace in the realm.
These two will also be leaving soon. Like lambs, pigs are also terribly cute when they are small, but the charm wears thin when they get big enough to use humans as bowling pins. They think that is quite a fun game and it is best to not have to go in there with them. It is not that they are mean, it is just that they are overly exuberant and have no respect. Being a bowling pin is not an enviable position, especially not when the "bowling ball" weighs 250 pounds and might eat you if you don't get up quick enough.
They are photogenic bowling balls though.