Getting ready for lambing
16th February and all the ewes are ready to come into the party tent (our lambing marquee) – however, one just couldn’t wait and we had a lovely surprise on Friday 16th morning at feeding time. A very premature ram lamb, but big and doing very well. She’s a fabulous mother, very protective, looking after him well with all the other curious ewes around her – but she’s now happily in her luxury room and being waited on hand and foot.
The party begins …
and shortly afterwards two sets of Black Lincoln Longwool twins arrive - just a few days early but this time we were ready for them. Black Lincoln Longwools are a new addition to our farm - another 'at risk' rare breed.
This lamb will be sheared at 15 months old - providing a wonderful heavy and full fleece.
The Lincoln Longwool raw fleece is available in our Flock Box in the raw fleece section of our on-line store.
The raw wool on shearing has been sent to Bradford, Yorkshire, for washing and onwards to Laxtons for spinning into more of our beautiful 4 ply.