We took the kids to the Reaseheath College Lambing event yesterday. I really didn’t know what to expect but was surprised, it was an amazing day. There where around 244 lambs expected this weekend, as we arrived in the barn, 3 had just been born and where just amazing, all stumbling and cute!
It was so well organised and the sheep looked well cared for and the staff where very attentive, I even got to hold a couple of lambs, who where just amazing!
I did ask about the fleece as it seemed incredibly soft, the sheep where a cross-breed (names of which I can’t remember in my cold fogged memory but they weren’t breeds I was familiar with). They are sheered in May and the fleeces are sent to a mill in Wales where they are made into carpet or insulation, the farmer said they weren’t fine enough for knitting, even so they are beautiful and it was really lovely to see the beginning of the life of the fibres that I use everyday 😀