Lambs in the spring at Brockhampton
Springtime brings lots of little leaping lambs to Brockhampton Estate. This is sheep farming country and they fill the fields at this time of year.
Springtime is a great time of year to explore Brockhampton and spot leaping lambs all over the estate. Our three tenant farms are filled with lambs at this time of year. From the parkland at the heart of the estate which is dotted with lambs to the tucked away hidden dingles in the far reaches of property almost every where that you can go will have lambs gambolling around during the spring.
These fluffy creatures are put out to pasture almost as soon as they are born and if the weather has been particularly cold you might see them wearing waterproof coats to help stop them getting cold and wet.
On sunny days they wll be grazing on the rich grass and pasture that grows so well in Herefordshire. The lambs are never far from the watchful eyes of their mothers- you might notice that they are all marked with numbers so the farmers can take stock and ensure none of the flock has got lost.
This year farmer James from Warren farm will be bringing some lambs to Lower Brockhampton for our leaping lambs handling day on the 14 and 15 April. It's sure to be a great day for visitors of all ages to get in touch and meet some of these friendly creatures.
On other days please don't try to get too close to the lambs that you will see around the property as many are not used to being handled by people.
If you are bringing a dog with you on your visit please make sure they are kept under close control at this time of year to ensure the lambs and sheep are not frightened.