March means lambing at the farm and this year has been especially busy with lots of lambs arriving! This year we welcomed 12 lambs, which broke down into a set of quads, two sets of triplets and one set of twins. The ewes have got their work cut out that’s for sure! We will be keeping a close eye on them to make sure that the ewes are getting all the extra feed they need and that non of the lambs are missing out on any milk! The lambing camera worked really well and allowed us to be on site quickly when assistance was required, it certainly saved two of the lambs lives as they failed to break out of their sack when born which would have potentially resulted in them drowning in fluid if we had not been present. They are all doing really well now and will move into the big field tomorrow!
It has certainly been a mixed bag of weather this month but the dry days have been outstanding! There is no nicer place to sit at lunch time than on the decking of Berrys Cafe over looking the field.
The ducks and the hens were thrilled to finally be allowed outside after being inside for so long. We are lucky not to be in a high risk area so the hens and ducks started to go back out from 29th Feb.
The horticulture team are busy growing this years bedding/ hanging basket plants and making the farm extra bright with some fantastic daffodil displays! We will be having our spring sales day again on May 5th so be sure to come and visit us if you need some bedding plants/ hanging baskets 🙂
Check out the wildlife garden taking shape! It wont be long until this is full of life!