April is lambing time at the B&B
April is fast approaching and as it soon as it dawns we will be thrust into our main lambing season at Godwick.
Literally, the fields around the barn and the deserted village of Godwick become alive with ewes and their newborn lambs. It’s a lovely time of year. The longer days and brighter light, green fields and spring blooms are all signs of the summer to come. As the lambs grow they dance and play around the fields with the sort of abandon we all dream of.
We have about 250 ewes to lamb in the month of the April and so it’s a busy time. We encourage them to lamb outside, and then we house them for a day while we number them and give them some love and medication, before sending them out on their way again.
With all this activity, it’s a great time to visit and if you want to find out more about lambing on a working sheep farm then we can arrange a tour that can explain what’s going on and you will probably get to see some lambs being born.
We truly know spring is arriving when the fields around the barn are echoing to the sound of lambs bleating for their mothers. It’s a lovely sight and it’s a good sign that winter is over and the summer is nearly here!
Pictured below: Head shepherd, my Dad, who has farmed sheep at Godwick for over 50 years