Share Your Love with a Lamb

Valentine's day is about us, the human kind, celebrating our love for eachother. Some find it cheesey, others make a real occasion of it. 

Even a die-hard farmer can get into the spirit and add some fun to the morning feed. 

Valentines day sheep troughs

To be a livestock farmer, we have to love animals. If we didn't, we wouldn't stick with it. There are too many tough days, too many wet days, too many problems. That said, the fact that we are surrounded by so many animals, and as a bonus, by so many new babies at lambing time, it is a privilege in many ways too. 

We opened our doors last year and ran a series of lambing courses. The "students" spent the day with us, getting up close and personal to the life of a shepherd at lambing time. Be it complete beginners or novice sheep-keepers, it was very rewarding to see how connected the students became with the sheep and lambs and how impressed they were with how we cared for our animals.

A lamb's neat fleece, cute face and warm body are such a draw for a cuddle. We never grow too old or too tired of having a hug with a lamb, time and time again. So imagine how many cuddles the lambing students had each day? I lost count. 

Lambing courses Sussex

We shared the love last year, and are doing the same this year. 

There are still a few spaces on our March lambing courses. Take a look at the lambing course page for further details. 

Written by Joanna

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