Lambing course at Kate Humble's Farm Humble by Nature
Lambing course group at Kate Humble's Farm Humble by Nature Delivering a lamb on the Lambing course at Kate Humble's Farm Humble by Nature Learning how to deliver a lamb on the Lambing course at Kate Humble's Farm Humble by Nature

Course Agenda

Arrive and get to know each other
Getting to know the basics

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.

...until 8 am. Join us for the night inspections or catch up on sleep in the barn
Breakfast & a chance to recap on the weekend

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.

Course closes



Nature is unpredictable so these timings are a guideline, time in the lambing shed will be led by the ewes.

Lambing 24: Hands On in the Lambing Shed

Saturday 13th Feb 2016
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Saturday 9th Apr 2016
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Join farmer Tim Stephens for a hands-on lesson in lambing. You’ll learn how to care for pregnant sheep, to recognise labour, common problems and unusual behaviour, after-care of ewe, before moving to the lambing shed. You’ll be able to join overnight inspections and lambing in the 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.

Tim Stephens Farmer and smallholding tutor at Humble by Nature catching a sheep

Our farmer Tim grew up on a farm and has been farming all his life. Originally from Blaina in the Welsh Valleys, with his wife Sarah (who works in a nearby veterinary surgery) Tim now runs the Humble by Nature farm just outside Monmouth.

What to bring and other essential info

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.

Reviews & Tweets about this course

I just wanted to say thank you for such an amazing weekend at Lambing 24. It was so incredibly exciting and informative. Being there for the birth of the two lambs at 2am on Sunday morning with the wind and rain clattering about was one of the most special moments I have ever shared. Just amazing! I was a little concerned that, as a non-farmer city-based academic, I might have been well out of my depth on this course. However Tim was so conscious of the mixed experiences in the group and everyone was so helpful and generous. I didn't feel out of place at all.

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.

Thank you very much for an amazing lambing course.  I learnt so much; being able to deliver a lamb (under Farmer Tim's expert guidance) was the highlight of my day and one I'll always remember.
I also enjoyed the hearty farm meals in the beautifully converted barn, and chatting to Kate, Ludo, Tim and Sarah who made us all feel right at home.

It is truly an honour to be allowed to be part of such a magical experience.

2014 course attendee

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