Visit to the lambing sheds - 9th April

On Friday morning the excited nursery and holiday club children (joined by friends who attend on different days throughout the week and their parents) were driven by Farmer Jake, in a tractor and trailer, up Bredon Hill to the lambing sheds at Park Farm.

Inside the shed Farmer Jake told us all about how the lambs are marked and tagged and how Todd the shepherd tries to make sure all the ewes look after two lambs each, giving one of triplets born to a sheep with only one lamb.

Then the children were invited to bottle feed the orphaned lambs, which they really enjoyed, but were careful to wash their hands carefully afterwards!

We were really privileged to see a lamb being born - it was a little boy, perhaps we should name him Hopper!

We had such a great visit the children couldn't stop talking about the tractor, trailer and lambs all day. I found it really difficult to choose the photos to post, so many fabulous shots were taken. Many more will be on the digital frame at nursery next week.

We are planning many more such outings, watch this space!!

But if you missed out on Friday, don't dispair, this Sunday, 11th April is Overbury Farm's 7th annual lambing day. The tractor and trailer will be making regular trips to the lambing sheds between 10am and 3pm, leaving from the village hall. (For more details see