The Wayfarer Diaries: The Lost Lamb

23-01-2017, 1530 hours, Komic, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh:

As we were wandering about Komic village, I stopped to talk to a shepherdess who was being followed by a very young lamb, while the rest of the flock was grazing on a mountain side. The young lamb was barely able to walk, but was still following the shepherdess, staggering as it moved. Out of concern I asked her what was wrong with it? She then told me that it was born just 2 hours ago. A moment later the lamb started bleating, to which a sheep instantly responded while chewing the grass in its mouth. On further inquiry, I found out that this particular sheep was the newborn lamb’s mother. The young one then started following me as I moved forward. I guess it was maybe because it didn’t want to be alone, as its mother was busy grazing with her friends.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.