Berkshire College of Agriculture Lambing Weekend – 21st April 2012
We were in two minds as to whether to go along to this year’s Lambing Day at the Berkshire College of Agriculture. Following the recent wet weather, it looked as though the event was in danger of being washed out.
It was all a far cry from the sunny weather we enjoyed on our visit last year.
We arrived soon after 10am and were surprised by the number of cars already there – clearly the weather hadn’t put people off of coming along.
In view of the inclement forecast, we decided to visit all of the ‘outdoors’ activities first.
These days, with so many other attractions available, the new-born lambs are only a small part of the whole event. We visited the tent where they were, but even here, things seemed to be on a smaller scale than last year – with only one pathway through the tent.
After looking at the new lambs, with the weather still dry, we took the time to go on the standard tractor ride around the grounds.
By now, some of the activities, including demonstrations of sheep dog herding were getting underway on the back lawn.
The girls decided to have a go on the climbing wall, outside the main building.
We managed to eat a picnic lunch at one of the tables set out before the weather turned and we were forced to take shelter from a heavy shower in one of the craft tents. Afterwards, we were able to look at some of the many animals and insects at the college.
We finished our visit with the purchase of cakes and fudge, before going to see the horses.
Despite the coolness of the day, we had an enjoyable time seeing all of the different displays.