Lambing Season in England: a farm visit

With temperatures rising and the weather improving I thought it was a good time to take my children on a visit to a working sheep farm. With the sun shining and blue skies the English countryside is showing all its beauty; driving through its narrow roads and looking at that emerald green grass with daffodils dancing in the gentle breeze, those fairy-tale looking old country cottages scattered everywhere make you feel like you have just landed in fairyland. Such beauty just takes my breath away.

I did not grow up in the UK, in fact I lived in Italy for the first 24 years of my life and even if quite a few years have passed since then, there are times when I feel I have still so much to discover here.

countryside sheep

We loved looking at the sheep and there were many lambs with many born on the same day or just a few days old.

DSC02861 lambs in field   sheep at the farm

The children loved stroking the animals who were very keen on being cuddled!

stroking lambs

Enjoying a cuddle

sheep at the farm

At this time of year the fields are populated by sheep, lambs and cows happily grazing that fresh green grass. Months of rain have contributed to it. And can you imagine the quality of the milk from those cows? It is just going to taste incredible.

There was even a lady spinning yarn!

lady spinning yarn

The wool is sheared off the sheep during the summer months, then it is washed and ready to be made into yarn and then into jumpers and blankets!

sheep's wool

unwashed sheep’s wool

Here is some fleece that has been washed ready for spinning.

washed wool

And finally we saw this mummy pig feeding her babies.. so sweet!!!

mummy pig feeding piglets

suckling piglets

It was a great day out!

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5 Responses to Lambing Season in England: a farm visit

  1. Louise

    Hi Alida!
    What a wonderful way to spend a day. Your children are so adorable:) I bet they just loved seeing and petting all the animals. Spring really is in the air, finally around here. It looks like it’s everywhere now that I see your lovely post.

    Thank you so much for sharing, Alida…

    • Alida

      Thank you Louise. It was a great day out and those sheep and lambs were so cute!

  2. la cucina di Molly

    Che belle foto, immagino che i tuoi figli si sono divertiti tanto! E’ meraviglioso passare una giornata all’aria aperte e ammirare quello che la natura ci da! Un bacione!

  3. Catherine

    These are precious memories for you and the children. Blessings dear, Catherine xo

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