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Monday, 18 March 2013

Spring is in the air! - Monday 18th March

Hello Friends!

Well despite some snow falling between the sunny spells, Spring really was in the air at Adam Henson's Cotswold Rare Breeds Farm yesterday, lots of new life hopping, skipping and jumping craft projects today, but I thought I'd share a few of the hundreds of photos I took yesterday...

The charge of the light brigade!

Hungry piglets

Tom in woodland walk

Lambing Shed

So cute these baby chicks...some were hatching as we watched

A little lamb being fed in the petting shed

This little cutie is a few days old and is in the nursery pen where sheep families get to know each other before going out to the fields

A Buff Orpington Cockerel

Yes, this is Mr Henson himself!

We had a lovely day, as we always do when we visit, but this is my favourite time of  year..hard to believe that the same weekend the last two years, we were wearing Tee Shirts!

It was actually quite odd coming home last night and seeing Countryfile and new mum, ewe no 27, we'd actually seen her that morning, in fact the little lamb photo above is one of hers!

For those of you who watched 'Lambing Live' a few years ago and remember the lamb that Kate Humble delivered as was given and that she asked Adam to look after for her...she is now 3 years old and whilst a hip problem prevents her from having her own lambs, she is the sheep at the back of the lambing shed in the photo, along with other ewes not in lamb, keeping the new mum's company.

See you tomorrow, happy Monday all!

Carole X


  1. Hi Carole, Glad you had a good time again. My nephew is coming to stay with his children in a couple of weeks and they want to go because we didn't have time during there last visit. We must try and plan things better this time. Christine xx

  2. Sounds like you had a great day out...thank you for sharing your lovely photos with us Carole


  3. Hi Carole, thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful photos. We are avid Countryfile viewers and Adams Farm is my favourite bit, I love watching to see the new lambs being born, I always find it incredibly moving. Sheep are my favourite animals of all time and your photos are fantastic. All that and seeing Adam too, what a wonderful day. Hugs, Anne x

  4. Hi Carole! Looks like you had a lovely day out, thanks for the photos. We have a farm visit planned in the Easter holidays for my daughter!xx

  5. Brilliant photos! I feel like I was there too, jenx

  6. Hello Carol,
    Great photos thank you for sharing them, glad you had a good time.
    We traveled 250 miles to get to Harrogate and hardly saw any lambs.
    Plenty of sheep all huddled together in the freezing cold but very few lambs. They obviously have more sense than to pop out just now when it is so blooming cold and snowing.....!!!
    The sheep in the field at the end of our back garden look very pregnant but they too are hanging on to their lambs.
    We love watching them give birth it is so wonderful. Last year two of the sheep gave birth when the boys were here. Thomas got rather upset when one sheep needed some help and the farmer was rather rough with the lamb trying to get it to breath. Once he saw it running about her was fine.

    Patricia xxx