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Free entry for farm's spring lambing open day, Apr 26

Shabden Park Farm in Chipstead, just south of Coulsdon, is staging its annual lambing open day this Saturday, April 26.

Entry for this great day out is free, while the regular Farmers’ Market will be open to buy fresh produce, and food and drink will be available for purchase. 601 more words


April Sun in Scotland

Light everywhere, swimming in the brooks,
Springing off each root and mound of moss.

Then underneath the light, the quiet heat
Softly prizes lamb-pink blossoms out of blue.


Lambing-Day 3

An even earlier start this morning with my alarm set for quarter to 6. We set out to help the farmer rubber-band the lambs. This involves securing a rubber band around the lamb’s tail and testicles, causing them to lose blood supply and drop off of their own accord. 289 more words

Lambing 2014

Describe normal...?

What is NORMAL anyway? Does ‘normal’ change with time? How do we define, categorize, and treat that which is NOT normal? Normal can be a highly personal concept—and almost everyone, … 346 more words


Lambing-Day 2

With an early start at 7 o’clock, I quickly awoke, dressed and headed down to the barn, only to find the farmer already at work. Three ewes had lambed and needed penning up. 445 more words

Lambing 2014

Lambing in the Sun

When you go lambing for three weeks on two different farms, it’s hard to know where to start writing. When it’s lambing season, however long you’re there and wherever you are, it’s hard to find the time to start writing. 865 more words

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