Lambing is early this year

The first day of May used to be the date when lambing really got under way and we would be rushed off our feet with 13 ewes lambing a day … but this year lambing has come early; we had 16 pairs and several singles born yesterday and similar numbers born on Thursday and Wednesday last week! It looks as if lambing will be finished by May1st this year! Today there are flurries of hail stones around but at least it is sunny and dry and the lambs will be up on their feet running around or tucked into dry dips in the ground!


No-one knows why lambing has started early; it could be the warmer winters affecting the gestation or cooler summers making the ewes come into season sooner?