Sunday, 7 April 2013
Lambing Live at Overbury Farms 14th April
Lambing is here again as as last year we are hosting our annual 'Lambing Live' Event on the 14th April. It will be great to see lots of people here again as in previous years, there will be so much going on. The tractor and trailer rides will be leaving the Village Hall in Overbury from 10.00, with the final one leaving at 3pm. The last one leaves Park Farm to return to the village hall at 4pm so you can spend as much, or as little time in the pens as you like. Up at Park Farm you will also find our game-keepering team of Paul, Tom and Rod, showing and demonstrating how the conservation and shooting aspects of the farm and hill management work very well together. Our friends from Countrywide Farmers will also be there with some exciting activities for the younger potential shepherds.
There will be displays and Overbury Lamb Casserole available to buy at the village hall; with proceeds going towards the renovation of the village hall kitchen, a worthy cause. We only charge adults £5 per person and accompanied children go for free, to attend the sheep sheds by tractor ride. We must advise that for health and safety reasons we do not allow pregnant ladies to attend the sheep sheds. For the most up to date information please keep an eye on our Overbury Farms Website or for regular updates you can follow No1FarmerJake on twitter. Our FaceBook page will also carry information about the event and what you can expect.
With the terrible effect the weather has had on many livestock farms across the north of the country we are supporting the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution with collection boxes. Any donations will be gratefully received and passed on the the charity to use in helping many struggling farmers who have lost many sheep, lambs and cattle in the snow. I am looking forward to meeting you all at Park Farm, stay tuned all this week for more details of what you can expect to see and do.