Elaine Shirley has the enviable job of cuddling spring lambs.
Cooper Marshall Scheetz, left, studies Hog Island sheep. Rare breeds manager Elaine Shirley, right.
Leicester Longwools are a breed preserved by Colonial Williamsburg.
Morning chores begin with chipping ice from water basins.
Sheep crowd a half-barrel of icy cold water.
Grain is grazed from a comfortable height.
Marshall Scheetz gives a scratch to a gregarious ewe.
A wooly sheep finds a warm corner for a nap.
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