Saturday, 19 February 2011
Our Very Own Lambing Live - 17th April
The first lambs arrived just in time for the visit from Year 6 children of Wychall school on the 15th of February, (see last blog). So far we have had a slow start to the lambing with 6 ewes giving birth since the predicted start date of Valentines day.
The first group of ewes to lamb are our North of England Mules These have been mated with Texel rams to produce crossbred lambs, the females of which we will be keeping for breeding from, when they are about two years old, or 'shearling ewes'. We have about 200 to lamb now so fingers crossed the weather doesn't get too cold and wet for the lambs when they are out in the fields.
We will be hosting our very own Lambing Live at Overbury on Sunday 17th April where you can come and experience the excitement and drama of the lambing pens first hand. There will be orphans to cuddle, feed and play with; hopefully our ewes will still be performing, if not there is a great video of the process showing in the village hall (taken at Overbury). Our Game Keepering Team will have displays giving you a feel for what they do and some of the interesting sides of the countryside and wildlife issues they come across. There will be refreshments in the village hall and some static displays there as well. For the latest information on our lambing day become a Facebook Fan keep following this blog, or go the Farm Website here
We always warn Pregnant Women not to accompany your children on this trip for the health and safety of you and your baby.