Our annual lambing live day took place this year on Sunday 13th April 2014. With the sun shining (very unlike last year) and volunteers at the ready, we opened our doors at 10 am.
What a wonderful day we had. Over 850 adults and children came to visit our lambing sheds over the course of the day. We had two tractor and trailers running which meant there was little waiting for those eager to get up Bredon Hill.
At Park Farm visitors were greeted by Farmer Jake who explained a little about our flock, how the barns are set up and where to start exploring the lambing sheds. There were plenty of cute orphan lambs which needed bottle feeding as well as lots of cuddles. Luckily there were plenty of willing helpers to hand.
The gamekeepers were also on show with a display of dissected animals including rooks, pheasants and foxes. Perhaps unsurprisingly this proved particularly popular with the boys.
In the Overbury Village hall there was a wonderful selection of homemade cakes, traybakes and cupcakes to choose from. We sold out of all our cakes, as well as our homemade Overbury lamb casserole. All monies raised will go towards the village hall kitchen fund.
Without our wonderful team of staff and volunteers the day just would not be possible. The village pulls together to produce an outstanding number of homemade cakes for us to cut and sell in the Village Hall. The ladies work all day to serve yummy Overbury lamb casserole, omelette, cakes, teas and coffee. With the lovely sunshine we also had ice cream on sale this year. A huge thank you to everyone who helped.
We also had some wonderful feedback about the day and wanted to finish with this lovely email from Dorothy in Little Comberton - 'I wanted to get in touch to say what a wonderful time we had yesterday... I am rather immobile and confined to a wheel chair and all your helpers were so extraordinarily kind and helpful. It was quite remarkable... I will be 90 next year and so appreciated your help. Thank you so much.'
See you next year!