In this clip associated with the Sweetgrass lesson plan, sheep are sheared in early spring to prepare for the trek to summer pasture in the mountains.
In this clip from Sweetgrass, bucks are castrated, their tails are cut (docked), and the ends of their ears are cut to distinguish them from female lambs.
In this clip from Sweetgrass, Lawrence mixes and matches orphan and newborn lambs with ewes in order to ensure every lamb receives an adequate amount of milk.
Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor describe the difficulties they encountered while making Sweetgrass as well as their distinctive aesthetic choices in the film.
In this clip from Sweetgrass, a farmer tries to convince a ewe to accept an orphan lamb as her own.
Sweetgrass follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into the breathtaking and often dangerous mountains for summer pasture.