It’s been a very busy month on the farm with lambing in full swing. We’ve been posting updates on Facebook, but are long overdue a lamb update here on the blog! The new additions are well worth the hard work and night checks!
Did you spot our newest twin lambs and adorable Aylesbury ducklings on ITV’s “This Morning” show this morning? They were on the programme live alongside Adam Henson. Ewe and lambs were very settled on set, relaxing among the straw bales. Despite a little London traffic, they had a relaxing journey to and from the studios, taking it all in their stride. The twins even got the nicknames Phillip and Holly!
The programme also featured some of our young Aylesbury ducklings, which are adorable yellow balls of down and their own duckling cam!
Missed the show? You can watch on demand at ITV here and appear about 1 hour and 20 minutes into the programme.
Living on a city farm, our animals are accustomed to a bustling environment and lots of visitors. This means they are calm, confident and relaxed in a range of unusual situations and our experienced farm team can also advise on ensuring conditions are suitable whether on or off site. If you are looking for farmyard cameos or extras, get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can work together!
A warm welcome to Mudchute for the four new Southdown ewe lambs! The girls join us from Tim and Lynn Morris’ Kitwell flock in Hertfordshire where they were born last April. The Morrises have kindly donated Emily, Esther, Esmeralda & Enya to Mudchute. Thank you very much for these beautiful sheep, we are sure they will be very happy here at Mudchute!
The ewes will be founding members of the Mudchute Southdown flock. Southdown sheep are the oldest of the terminal sire breeds in the UK. The breed traces its roots to the nearby South Downs of the South of England. To find out more about this gorgeous “teddy bear faced” native sheep breed, you can find their brief history here and more about Southdown Sheep from the Southdown Sheep Society.
Here at Mudchute, the ewes will working with our lucky Young Farmers. They’ll be settling in to life at Mudchute over the next week or so, but should be making their debut on our fields soon. So be sure to keep an eye out for these gorgeous new girls.
The Morrises have even been kind enough to send us some baby photos of the ewes. We look forward to sharing more photos as they settle into life here at Mudchute!