One of the highlights of the farming year, lambing season is a challenging but joy-filled time for Britain’s farmers.
As lambing 2019 gathers pace, our amazing readers have been sharing their heart-warming moments with us.
Away from the lambing shed, you’ve been sending in some super-cute snaps of your little farmers too.
The weather has taken a turn for the chilly, so we’re also sharing reader photos of frosty farm scenes.
Highland cows are made for chilly weather. A fantastic frosty morning snap of two Highland cows on the farm in Kent, by Emma Walsh
“A new tractor costs how much?!” We love Clare Gammin’s photo of eight-week-old little farmer George reading up on the latest farming news and advice with dad Matt.
Nothing says spring is around the corner like newborn lambs. One of Richard Heady’s rouge ewes got caught by the ram and lambed early – the rest of the flock are due in mid-March. You can share your own shots of lambing with us on our dedicated “Lambing 2019” gallery.
William Awan took this snowy snap of an Exmoor Horn lamb.
A wonderful photo of five-year-old little farmer Dolly, who loves helping out in the lambing shed. “This picture oozes compassion and love,” says Georgie Mitchell, who took this snap. “Everything a childhood on the farm should be.”
Lambing season is under way for Paul Holmes near Carlisle – he captured the moment of a ewe bonding with her newborns.
Nicole Farmer shared this photo of cheeky triplets.
How we all feel after a long day of lambing. Jodie Marriner shared this great shot of a very cosy resident.
The look of love – or maybe just looking for the milk bottle. Shelley Lockett sent this one in from Cornwall.
A wonderful shot of sheepdog Tully bringing his sheep home in the snow, by Jess Faulkner.
A great picture of two lambs fast asleep on their mother’s back, by Lois Honeywell in the Scottish Borders.