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
Two-year-old George checks the baby lambs from his two Herdwick ewes. Thanks to Beth Haddon for sharing the photo.
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. This lambing shed scene was immortalised by Georgina Mosley.
Lambing in style
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.
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.
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
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.
Charlotte Hales sent us this shot of four-year-old Jack helping his granddad move sheep and lambs.
Riley, aged 11, with a Dutch Spotted pet lamb. Rebecca Dunn snapped the shot in the kitchen.
Ruby, aged four, helping deliver twin lambs on the farm in Herefordshire, as seen through the lens of Stacey Williams.
Hold on tight
Jasmine Jackson sent us this snap of Daisy and Hamish making sure their young charges are fit and well.