Lambing At The Farm
Posted by Holly Chapman,
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Last weekend we spent a lovely day out in the fresh air at Gaston Farm in Slindon. I love any excuse to wear my Joules wellies, but the sunshine meant that it wasn’t muddy enough for me to get them out (I’ll admit I was a little disappointed)!
The lambing was amazing, we were lucky enough to watch two wrinkly little lambs being born from a very close up view- although beautiful it made me a little bit squeamish at the same time. The sheep and lambs were all very friendly and it meant that we could get really close to them and give them a nice scratch behind the ears- they seemed to like it! I even got to cuddle an orphan lamb, named George and I fell in love with him- he was so warm, woolly and ticklish.
The fluffy chicks were lovely, and really made us feel like it was Easter time. I fell in love with the countryside and was ready to sign up to buy a farm dreaming that I could wear my joules wellies and cuddle lambs every day- and then I thought of all the mucking out I would have to do and the early starts and I realised it’s not for me!
I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend and indulged in lots of chocolate ( I know I certainly did!) Its lambing season and there are lots of farms across the country where you can see the lambs for yourself- it’s a lovely Easter holiday treat for the kids to have a day out in the countryside so grab your wellies…