Reblogging: Lambing

Here’s the second of an occasional reblogging series from my seven-year catalogue of posts.


It’s not as if I need an excuse to go up to Margaret’s farm for a natter and a cup of tea.  She’s my friend.  But in spring, my visits might be a little more regular than usual and last a little longer too.


The ewe isn’t that happy about my visit

Margaret’s sheep pens are the place to be in April, full of expectant and new mothers, and I’m often to be found lurking about with my camera, smelling of compost.


A lamb more so

But I don’t suppose I shall ever take better photos of Margaret’s lambs than I did three years ago.  On that occasion, I rushed up from The Priory to see my first lamb birth and in the ensuing … well, if you missed the blog post in April 2015, here it is again.



6 thoughts on “Reblogging: Lambing

    • I get that you might not eat lamb again, John. But Margaret only raises lamb for one reason and once or twice a year I buy half a hoggett from her knowing its providence, knowing its journey to a local abattoir, hell often knowing its name – though I always ask M not to tell me. I can’t think of the last time I bought lamb which wasn’t Margaret’s. And similarly with beef. Occasionally I buy an 1/8th of a cow off her – again because I know the cows have had a damn fine life … and often kept me company on mowing days. Having said all that, I eat a lot less meat now than just 2 or 3 years ago.

      Also, I should love to help out at a calving! D


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