Lambing at Rushall Farm

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Lambing at Rushall Farm

holding a lamb

For several years we have taken the boys lambing at Rushall Farm. Last year I freaked out at holding a cute little lamb. This year however, I cuddled my fear. Big man was keen that Mummy overcame her irrational fear of holding a baby lamb and promised he would be by my side to help me if I needed it. And you know what? I did it! I was pretty terrified. One had already pooped on middle man's finger which was rather off putting to say the least. However, I took a deep breath, smiled for the camera and held on to the soft four legged animal. I would like to add that it's not just lambs that freak me out, it's pretty much any animal. I think I can only cope with human babies, because they can't move.

The boys had a great afternoon stroking lambs and helping move them too. We even saw a lamb being born. Big man got the idea that labour might hurt a bit, and I looked at the grumpy looking sheep remembering what a moody and irritable pregnant person I was. If I get broody again, I'll just have to go cuddle a lamb instead.

lambing at rushall farm



9 comments:

Coombe Mill (Fiona) said...

Now how could be afraid of a lamb? We have a pet lamb at the moment and she is totally adorable following the children everywhere they go on the farm. Well done your son for encouraging you to have a little cuddle. The boys look very confident there.

sabrina montagnoli said...

Well done mummy on overcoming your fear. Sounds like a lot of amazing cuddling going on :)

Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault said...

We keep sheep but no longer breed. When we did though I had to help a lamb be born and that was a bit of a shock as it was a night when I was home alone and had no one to call on for help. I did it though :) Well done you for overcoming your fears - I find holding new born lambs such an odd feeling - so not what I expected the first time I did it.

mummyoftwo said...

Well done for overcoming your fear! We went to do this yesterday. Aren't the lambs so cute and cuddly?! I don't know how you can be afraid :) #CountryKids

Amy Squires said...

Awww these little lambs just melt my heart! Gorgeous pictures and well done for over coming your fear!

Tas D said...

Awww these are SOOO cute - I really want to go visit a farm now to see them myself :)

Jaime Oliver said...

awww Louise i so so loved this photo when i saw it on facebook i think your smile says it all!!


thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

Sarah MumofThree World said...

You're very brave! I would have been terrified too. I like animals from a distance, but don't generally have any desire to touch them or go too near to them!

Sara (@mumturnedmom) said...

Lovely photos! I have to say, I would love to cuddle a lamb :) #MagicMoments