Some of our colleagues at Lambland have been busy in the lambing shed over the last couple of weeks, in the South West we lamb usually from March – April but for our friends up North in Yorkshire it can be as early as February.
Nothing marks the arrival of Spring quite like the sight of new born lambs playing in the fields, along with seeing the Spring buds shoot boasting an array of daffodils and bluebells along the hedgerows. Lambland are based in rural North Devon and the land here is used majorily for sheep and cattle farming, especially around Exmoor National Park but we also have plentiful arable farming, providing lots of delicious produce for the farmers markets, pubs and restaurants.
Over the last couple of weeks we have been given updates from the lambing shed, lambing didn’t get off to the best start in early March but after a week or so, things were in full swing and the ewes were coming into lamb fairly consistently. It is always a joy to help deliver lambs, especially when there is much success for those that need a bit of extra care – such as the ewes of triples who might not have enough milk come in and need some colostrum bottle fed.
You may have seen some photographs on our social media outlets of a lamb named Lily, who unfortunately became an orphan due to the ewe not being able to provide milk for her – she is now being bottle fed and is becoming a much loved Lambland mascot.
I hope the sun shines for us as we head into spring and summer and that some normality resumes for us in the near future.