Farmlife Framed: Budding shepherds busy at lambing

Lambing can be a challenging time, but it’s also one containing magical moments – especially when the younger generation get involved.

Thanks to all the Farmers Weekly readers who have found time to share their snaps in our Lambing 2020 gallery.

See also: More pics in our Lambing 2020 gallery

You’ve uploaded fantastic photos of your children, grandchildren and other relatives lending a hand and, in some instances, getting their first insight into this busy time of year.

Here’s our final round-up of your shots from this year, showing some of the joy and awe that kids feel when encountering – and working with – lambs.

Definitely some fantastic budding shepherds here, we reckon.

To share your photos, go to Lambing 2020 gallery

Feeding time

Two-year-old George checks the baby lambs from his two Herdwick ewes

Two-year-old George checks the baby lambs from his two Herdwick ewes. Thanks to Beth Haddon for sharing the photo.

Bale break

Jasper and Chester with a lamb sitting on bales

Laura Wardman took this one of her “two weekend lambing helpers” – sons Jasper and Chester – having a much-deserved few minutes’ break.

Hang on tight

Three-year-old Olivia holding one of her Jacobs born on the family farm in Derbyshire

Three-year-old Olivia holding one of her Jacobs born on the family farm in Derbyshire. This lambing shed scene was immortalised by Georgina Mosley.

Lambing in style

Olivia holding a lamb

Olivia loves helping with lambing and, not being at school, has had more of an opportunity to get involved, says Kate Bull. Among the tasks, she likes lending a hand with are the feeding and watering duties. Sunglasses have been useful on hot days.

Happy helpers

Charlotte Baxter, who uploaded this shot to the gallery, titled it “Making Friends”. It shows Millie and Hector helping to look after the cade lambs.

Siblings smiling

Brother and sister Freddie and Lottie helping out on the family farm

Brother and sister Freddie and Lottie helping out on the family farm – a moment captured by Emma Stevens.

Passing on the wisdom

Eighteen-month-old Annie showing her new brother – Jonah, aged three weeks – how to bottle feed the lambs with daddy, Nick Eccles.

King of the castle

Joshua getting a shoulder lift

Little Joshua gets a great view as Steve moves the fence in the kale for the sheep. Ellie Hammett was a few steps behind enabling her to capture the moment.

Super stockman

Four-year-old Jack helping his grandad move sheep and lambs.

Charlotte Hales sent us this shot of four-year-old Jack helping his granddad move sheep and lambs.

Homework

Riley with a Dutch Spotted pet lamb.

Riley, aged 11, with a Dutch Spotted pet lamb. Rebecca Dunn snapped the shot in the kitchen.

Twin triumph

Ruby with just-born twin lambs

Ruby, aged four, helping deliver twin lambs on the farm in Herefordshire, as seen through the lens of Stacey Williams.

Hold on tight

Daisy and Hamish holding lambs

Jasmine Jackson sent us this snap of Daisy and Hamish making sure their young charges are fit and well.

Gallery: Lambing 2021

One of the highlights of the farming year, lambing season is a challenging but joy-filled time for Britain’s farmers. View our gallery and share your lambing photos!
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