Scene: This morning when releasing a ewe from her box to join the rest of the mamas and lambs in the sheepbarn:
Me: "I can't believe this Mama who was so violently opposed to being in the box and having to be 'constrained' just to feed her lamb a week ago, is NOW a tender, doting mama” already joining the others.
Sheepfarmer: "The ones that have such a hard time in the beginning usually turn out to be the best mamas. The total dislike comes from being overwhelmed and lacking confidence. When we keep her in close quarters to love and care for her AND teach her how to care for her baby, she allows herself to then become overwhelmed by love. Passion.”
It is called loving fiercely.