A cosy cottage for couples or families to enjoy the farm
Farmer Tim will take you through the theory of lambing. You’ll learn how to care for pregnant sheep, recognise labour, common problems and unusual behaviour, after-care of ewe. Next you’ll move to the lambing shed to see how it works and get started!
We’ll have a delicious farm lunch together.
You’ll enjoy a hearty farm supper to keep you going through the night.
You'll eat a well-deserved farm breakfast with plenty of coffee whilst talking through what you've learnt from your time in the lambing shed.
Nature is unpredictable so these timings are a guideline, time in the lambing shed will be led by the ewes.
Course dates are yet to be confirmed but you can register your interest now by submitting our online enquiry form. As soon as dates are released we will be sure to notify you.
Lambing season for 2017 has now finished, please 'register your interest' above to hear about our 2018 dates first.
Join farmer Tim Stephens for a hands-on lesson in lambing.
You’ll learn how to:
Join Farmer Tim for his two-hourly overnight inspections, observe the ewes and new born lambs and find out just what goes on in the lambing shed.
We have done everything possible to give the best chance of lambing during the course but we cannot 100% guarantee it.
This course is suitable for everyone, whether you have sheep and want to learn more about lambing, or just want to come and experience the magic of the lambing shed.
Course price includes: accommodation, lunch & supper on Saturday & breakfast on Sunday.
This is a hands-on course with through the night inspections in our lambing shed. Bring a head torch and clothes that are water-proof & that you don’t mind getting wet or dirty! We suggest that you bring warm clothes to sleep in along with waterproofs and boots, or similar, that you can quickly slip over the top.
Overnight accommodation will be on camp beds in our mixed sex ‘lambing dormitory’ in our heated barn, where tea and coffee facilities will be available throughout the night. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow.
If you or your partner are pregnant please read the advice from the NHS about lambing before booking your course. We lamb from February to April.
I only have 2 sheep but both were in lamb and have been successfully delivered! Being a first timer (me and the sheep) I couldn't have done this without the confidence and great tutoring I had on the lambing course.
We thoroughly enjoyed the course - it was interesting and very informative, as well as really good fun and the practical bits meant we did things we never dreamt we actually would!
We felt especially privileged to witness a birth and were incredibly impressed by how calm Tim and Sarah were and how reassured the young mother was as a result - there are a whole load of cliches that come to mind and they are all true!
Just wanted to thank you all at Humble by Nature for an amazing experience at Lambing 24. You made us feel part of the farm for a short while which was a dream come true for me. I loved the very "hands on" (or should I say "hands in"!) nature of the day. I will recommend you to all and hope to be back for sheep shearing or just a stay on the farm soon.
Thank-you again for such a fabulous 24hours in the lambing shed. I have learnt so much and gained so much confidence in the handling of lambing ewes and the after care of lambs. I am now very excited about helping out our friends and being proud lambers to our badgers next year. I haven't stopped grinning since we left, I am sure at some point the lack of sleep will catch up but at the moment I am just buzzing.