Lambing season is one of the most special parts of the farming year. From February until April Tim settles into his routine of through the night checks and quick afternoon naps. The nights are long and sometimes a bit cold and windy but there’s nothing that beats the magic of the lambing shed: when a ewe licks her lamb and it wobbles up to stand for the first time.
Lambing 24 is an immersive 24 hours spent on the farm, starting at 10am on Saturday morning. You’ll spend time in the class room learning the theory and have plenty of time getting ‘hands-on’ in the lambing shed. You’ll sleep in the ‘lambing dormitory’ and have the opportunity to get up and join us for the through the night checks. The course finishes at 10am on Sunday morning after a hearty farm breakfast.
Lambing 24: 9th – 10th February OR 16th – 17th February
A Day in the Lambing Shed is just that – a day in the shed from 10am until 4pm, with some class room time as well. This day might be the one for you if you want to learn the basics but don’t fancy staying up for the overnight checks.
A Day in the Lambing Shed: Friday 15th February OR Friday 29th March
After both courses you’ll leave the farm having learnt:
Although we’ve done everything we can to ensure you see lambs being born, nature can be a little unpredictable and the timetable for both courses will be driven by the ewes!
Don’t just take our word for it!
It was “everything it says on the tin” & heaps more! Farmer Tim exudes quiet confidence, passion for his work & cheery enthusiasm in sharing his experience and knowledge. As a small group we enjoyed the best of attention. – Angie, A Day in the Lambing Shed
Thank-you for a fabulous 24 hours in the lambing shed. I have learnt so much & gained so much confidence in the handling of lambing ewes & the after care of lambs. I am now very excited about helping out our friends and being proud lambers to our badgers next year. I haven’t stopped grinning since we left!– Naomi, Lambing 24
What an incredibly exciting & informative weekend. Being there for the birth of the two lambs at 2am on Sunday morning with the wind & rain clattering about was one of the most special moments I have ever shared. I was a little concerned that, as a non-farmer city-based academic, I might have been well out of my depth on this course. However Tim was so conscious of the mixed experiences in the group I didn’t feel out of place at all.– Claire, Lambing 24