Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Lambing and calving 2016
And we're off! I remember last year feeling like we were waiting for our first lambs to appear and everything felt a bit twitchy as we almost felt too ready! Not the case this time! Our lovely vet student Sylvie arrived and already about 30 ewes had lambed and the mothering pens were busy filling up.
Everything and everyone slots into lambing mode as pens get built, water pipes connecte, passageways get swept and straw and hay appear in places you never knew existed.
Henry our first orphan lamb from when we farmed in Oxfordshire, had a beautiful set of twins yesterday, well done her. The girls who are expecting triplets really are beginning to struggle to walk but seem happy to when they know its supper time!
Our Lambing Open Days are this weekend and next (2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th April), please come and join us and enjoy a day out on the farm with our amazing sheep and in our beautiful surroundings.
Finally, I couldn't resist including a picture of one of our beautiful calves.
More soon and perhaps from some guest bloggers!
Camilla, Roly, Molly, Freddie and Belle