Ouseburn Farm in Newcastle has welcomed a flock of adorable newborn lambs that should put a smile on visitors’ face this Easter.
The popular urban farm is now home to 10 little Northumberland lambs and youngsters can come and feed or pet them over the Easter holidays. But anyone who wants to meet the cute newcomers will need to book a slot quickly as they quickly fill up with families looking for their dose of cuteness this spring.
However, more newborn lambs are on the way as four of Ouseburn Farm‘s ewes are due to give birth in the next few days, with no less than 10 lambs expected. Farm manager Hugh Stolliday was delighted to welcome the lambs to the farm and thinks they will be a big draw for visitors.
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“We currently have 10 pet lambs that come from a farm in Northumberland and will be hand rearing them over the next few weeks,” he said.
“These are lambs that may not have been accepted by the mother, or whose mother may have died. We bottle feed them and hand raise them.
“One of the Easter activities at Ouseburn Farm is that people have booked to come and feed the lambs. They need to feed five times a day. Their first meal is around 6am and then at 9.30am another at noon, afternoon, and evening.
“It’s no different having a baby! They need a lot of attention for the first few weeks.
“We also have four ewes here who are pregnant and expect them to lamb in the next few days, so we could potentially have another 10 lambs born here on the farm.”
However, anyone who can’t make it won’t miss out, as Ouseburn Farm has launched its Facebook ‘LambCam’ – a daily live stream that will give people a chance to get a ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse of life. newborn lambs. It comes after LambCam’s first live stream was such a hit when it launched during lockdown in 2021, attracting over 37,000 views.
Stef Anderson, fundraising and communications manager at Ouseburn Farm, said: “At this time last year we were still living under Covid restrictions, and LambCam was a great way to bring the farm into the people’s homes. This year we have a full schedule of Easter events, but wanted to offer LambCam again because there was such a positive response to last year’s livestream.
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