Berkshire College of Agriculture Lambing Weekend – 27 April 2013

With a bigger car than we had last year, we were able to take Sarah’s parents up to enjoy the lambing weekend at the Berkshire College of Agriculture.

Last year, the weather had been somewhat unpredictable and this year promised more of the same.

We arrived soon after 10am and decided to look around at some of the animals and insects first.

Daffodils outside the front of the College

Daffodils outside the front of the College

Tulips

Tulips

Afterwards, with the weather looking increasingly inclement, I was sent back to the car to retrieve the picnic.  We managed to secure a table, fortunately under an umbrella!

Dodging the showers for lunch

Dodging the showers for lunch

After lunch, the rain set in for a while and we took shelter inside the college and had a look around at some of the displays.

We happened to coincide with the arrival of the Mayor and the girls were offered some of his cakes to eat, once he had left!

With the weather improving, we made our way around some of the stalls on the back lawn and headed down to the lambing tent, via the climbing wall, which both Rebekah and Holly were keen to try.

Rebekah on the climbing wall

Rebekah on the climbing wall

Rebekah waving

Rebekah waving

Rebekah and Holly

Rebekah (climbing up again) and Holly

Reaching the top

Reaching the top

Stopping for a chat

Stopping for a chat

The girls enjoyed seeing some of the newly born lambs in the tent.

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A mother and several lambs

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Happy sheep!

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One of the new lambs

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Rebekah taking some photos

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Resting lamb

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Sarah, Emily and Holly with one of the orphan lambs

We looked around the craft tent before eventually finding the new location for the tractor tour around the grounds.

Spring scenery

Spring scenery

Rebekah and Emily

Rebekah and Emily

Looking across to the college

Looking across to the college

Another view from the tractor ride

Another view from the tractor ride

One of the other tractors

One of the other tractors

Rebekah and Emily beside the tractor

Rebekah and Emily beside the tractor

Despite the occasional showers, we enjoyed our visit and the girls are looking forward to next year already.

This entry was posted by philhbray.

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