10 April 2013

The Lambing Season


One of the dearest things to do in Spring
is visit a farm during the lambing season

And if your timing is right,
you may see one being born




Thanks to ultrasound,
the farm sorts the pregnant ewes into different pens
according to how many lambs each mama is expecting (usually 1 to 3)

The more babies she is carrying, the more help she may need to deliver safely

Once born, the mama and babes are painted with a number on their backs
so the staff can keep the family together





More going on at the farm




Definitely the season for newborns,
lots of other babies are seen on the farm




With sun, blossoms, and the lambing season
England is at its best right now :)

Have a great week!

- all photos by me -

16 comments:

Gina said...

So precious! Loved your photos. Nothing cuter than a sweet little lamb.

Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi There, A farmyard is just magical - anytime of the year!!!
Love
AMarie

Rustic Vintage Country said...

So sweet! x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

The saddest thing about being in Derbyshire last week was that we saw no lambs, we did however see some locally a couple of days ago. Out local NT place has lamb days where you get to see them, I think you can feed them too! :) x

Sandra said...

Such lovely farm pictures... I love it when lambs frolic in the fields - just jumping for joy of being alive! My favourite shot is the donkey and her adorable foal!
Such a happy time of the year! The sun is out today and I can't wait to get out and starting my regular walking again!

lisaroyhandbags said...

So precious! I miss seeing all the little lambs out our bedroom window in Ireland. Their little Baaas were so darn cute! :)

Jeanie said...

I don't think there is anything cuter than a lamb. They are adorable, have wonderful faces and know how to play! I wish I could have this experience you are enjoying!

Denise said...

Hi Laura,

I love this post and your precious pictures!! I have read the James Herriot "All Creatures Great and Small" series numerous times, and I remember him saying that all baby animals are cute, but that lambs seemed to have gotten more than their share of charm. I wouldn't argue with that.

I can certainly believe that England is at its most beautiful right now; I know you'll enjoy it to the fullest. I'm sorry I haven't visited in a while, we had quite a bit of sickness here over the past month or so. I think everyone's finally on the mend though. Have a wonderful day, Laura!

Denise at Forest Manor

Gillian said...

Lovely! Great photos too. I remember seeing a calf being born at the farm next to my grandparent's house as a child. It's always stayed with me.

Gillian x

greenthumb said...

Such a lovely place to vist , great photos.

Barb said...

I enjoyed seeing all the babies - and the green.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

How cute!!! Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

I love all your pictures and having been to England twice, they make me yearn to go again... one day I'd like to live there. Thanks for sharing

ann said...

Living in farm country here, it seems that English farms have so much more charm. Loved your photos.

Noelle the dreamer said...

You are absolutely right on Laura: England is at its best in Spring (we always come home at that time of the year!).
Hugs,

PURA VIDA said...

oh how darn sweet!