Friday, 4 March 2011

The calm before the storm....

With little under 3 weeks until our main flock start to lamb we are busy getting all our lambing supplies ready and in place. The ewes all look well and we are busy feeding them up to maintain their condition and give their lambs all the nutrients they need to grow inside them.

Our lambing weekends which we are holding jointly with the Northmoor Trust (soon to be the Earth Trust) are fast approaching too and we are looking forward to welcoming lots of visitors to the farm to see this years offspring! For those interested in picking up some lamb on the day or a sheepskin rug we are asking people to preorder with us first so we can have everything ready for collection, so do call us on 07776 393072.

We have a very exciting new customer in London, Corrigans in Mayfair who have had 2 half lambs and some racks for a VIP dinner they are holding this evening! So we are really pleased that news of our delicious Oxfordshire lamb is spreading to top chefs in London.

Despite the cold weather still the grass is beginning to green up and soon the fields will be filling up with newborn lambs and we will be able to hear them calling for their Mums when we are walking in the village. A true sign of spring.

We have lots of people joining us to be shepherds for the day and we are looking forward to having them with us and getting them involved with all the jobs which make up our busy days whilst we are lambing.

Molly is busy growing too! She will be 2 months old on Monday...she will be making an appearance at the lambing weekends and we hope will be on her best behaviour...

More soon, probably with news of the first arrivals up in the lambing sheds!

Camilla, Roly, Molly, Boris and Belle

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