28 March 2012

Spring Lambs

Posted by Happy Homemaker UK

In England, the 'lambing season' is synonymous with Spring




The countryside is dotted with sheep and their newborn lambs right now

I never met Mary, but their fleece IS as white as snow




Since last spring, I added 'see lamb being born' 
to my long list of 'Must Do's' in England

and I was able to check it off my list 
when I saw this little cherub being born a few weeks ago


This cutie is only minutes old


* Sigh *  I love Spring in England :)

Thank you to Prestwick Farm

- photos by me -


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And here's a sneak peek of my next post...



31 comments:

Felicity said...

Ah giggle-maker!
I bet if that little lamb was more than a few minutes old it would have popped itself onto its wobbly little legs and followed you home ala Ms Mary - he looks like the discerning type.

Can't wait for your next post!
xx

Ola said...

OMG-cute!!!

Life and travelling
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Posie Patchwork said...

Oh my, how gorgeous. Visiting you from Australia - Felicity Serendipity sent me here. I just posted about lambs too, only our big Merino sheep (grown for fleece & meat). Snap!! Looking forward to the link party, yay, love Posie

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh PS first time i saw a lamb was in your lambing season, in Surrey, lots of suffolk sheep having twins, gorgeous!! My brother was a new doctor & right in there with the action, & me, well i grew up to have twins myself, love Posie

greenthumb said...

So cute, I remember seeing a pony being born when I was a child, something I will never forget. How lucky to see a lamb.

Sunray Gardens said...

Absolutely precious!
Cher Sunray Gardens

Kay G. said...

When I was last in England, I was thrilled to have lamb look right into my eyes and then to have it gambol right in front of me! Beautiful sight!

Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

So sweet.

lisaroyhandbags said...

So cute! Our apartment in Ireland faced out to a sheep farm and it was so cute to see the little ones frolicking in the field and bopping their mom's tummies for a drink. Their little voices always made me laugh when I opened the window :)

Jane said...

How utterly delightful, Laura. you always share such magical moments with us here. And yes, I'm excited about your next post as well! J x

Happy Homemaker UK said...

So cool!

Ariana said...

Oh, SO sweet! We have been lucky to spend quite a bit of time visiting sheep here, but have not had the great fortune to witness a birth yet. Seeing sheep everywhere is high on the (long) list of things we love about living in England!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Laura,

I love these pics!! How lucky you were to get to observe this birth. I have read and re-read all of the James Herriot books in his "All Creatures Great and Small" series; and I remember him writing that of all the cute baby animals he had seen in his work, lambs were quite possibly the cutest. I think I would have to agree.

Thanks for sharing with us, and I can't wait for your next post!

Denise

TexWisGirl said...

adorable! good for you!

I Dream Of said...

How sweet they are, and what a wonderful experience to cross off your "Must Do" list. Not many sheep here in Seattle, but we do see spring lambs when we get out to the nearby islands. March, however seems determined to go out like a lion here. The lambs must be off playing somewhere!

Mrs. Sutton said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! I live in Norfolk and we're seeing the lambs about everywhere as well! We've been here for two years now, having moved from bustling London, and it never ceases to amaze my how close we are to nature now. Sometimes I just stop and marvel at how beautiful everything is - manure smells from the fields and all!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Wow! I have to add that to my own list of things to do... We have little lambs frolicking in the fields here as well... and they are so cute, I nearly drove out of the road the other day, watching them! Maybe you can add "rescue an hedgehog" on your list: I did that this week and it was so adorable!

elaine rickett said...

The countryside wouldn't be the same in spring without the lambikins nestling close to their moms and doing a lot of bleeting.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Just too cute!!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I love your intentionality in what you get to see and do while you live in England. I have been trying to do that here in Chicago, too.

Sweet lambs.

Ida said...

Awww..What sweet photo's of the new little lamb.

lizzybradbury said...

AWWWWW! I love lambing, a lot of the agricultural colleges open up their sheep farms for lambing season *sigh* so wonderful! And your pictures are just excellent. L x

Kate and Russ said...

Yay! Check for me, too. Now to find the bluebells...

Mandi @ Southern Gnome said...

How cute are those pictures! I think I need some sheep now.

Great Scott said...

Awww! How sweet! We saw lambs on our way to Blenheim Palace a few days ago and my daughter was SO thrilled. She has a little lamb that is her "special", so seeing real live lambs is always a treat! And yes...Spring in England is amazing!!

NTCtag by Ning Tagle Clark said...

Hi! They are so cute and adorable! We will have lots of those creatures in couple of months here on our farm as our lambing time will start in May! But I'm hoping this year I won't have so much pet lambs as it can be quite a big job. ( We had 40 pet lambs last year that I had to feed but it was rewarding!)

Erin said...

Thanks for sharing these amazing photos! I had the great joy of spending a day on a family friend's smallholding last year feeding the lambs! Lambs are one of my great loves of the English countryside! They're so cute, I hope to have the opportunity to go and see one being born!

latebloomerbuds said...

Baa.....so cute. I love these wooly lambs. Visiting from Felicity's POTMC. Margie

ejorpin said...

So ridiculously cute!

Privet and Holly said...

This is why I don't eat lamb!
I remember visiting England in
March of my senior year in high
school and seeing the lambs
cavorting in the countryside.
I was smitten. Love your photos!

xx Suzanne

Viola said...

Such a sweetie, the small lamb! =) And the sheep as well! Lovey photos! :)