The Official Writing Challenge
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Yes, growing up with animals to care for, chores to be done. Good lessons for all of life and in finding ones place in Gods' will.
Your story brings to light an aspect of growing to maturity that a lot of people don't get to have.It is a childhood blessing when you have that opportunity.
Brought back wonderful memories, thnak you.
This had a very charming rural flavor.

I'd caution you about the use of exclamation points in narrative--stop by the forums and look for my class on exclamation points in the writing message board for reasons.

I could just picture you as a sweet little girl with your lambs--a pleasant picture, indeed.