First sip from the milk bar… Devon Farmer Focus writer Peter Delbridges Swaledale ewes have just begun lambing at his Exmoor National Park farm. Despite blue skies, the beginning of spring lambing, brought dreadful weather – just days before his farm was hit by snow blizzards. This caused loads of extra work, says Mr Delbridge (see p52). Across the country early impressions suggest that lambing has been a mixed bag so far. MLC economist Lesley Greens initial forecast is for lower lamb numbers than last year.