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Crowds flock to Forty Hall to meet newborn lambs

Annual lambing weekend at Forty Hall Farm was another big success, writes Charlie Macrowan from Enfield Veg Co

Visitors meet the newborn lambs at Forty Hall Farm
Visitors meet the newborn lambs at Forty Hall Farm

There may have been strong winds and plenty of rain, but that didn’t stop local families from enjoying a very special ‘lambing weekend’ at Forty Hall Farm.

The little lambs received a warm welcome from children and their parents, who also celebrated the recent births of some other animals on the farm, such as piglets and calves.

The event was attended by Forty Hall Farm’s partners, Enfield Veg Co. (the farm’s local organic veg box scheme) and Forty Hall Vineyard, as well as other local producers such as New River Brewery. There were highlights from the farm’s usual farmers’ market, such as artisanal cheeses and deli goods, as well as family attractions such as falconry, a vintage fairground and excellent performances from
the Enfield-based Etcetera Morris Dancers.


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There's still another chance to see the lambs this weekend
There’s still another chance to see the lambs this weekend

The last Sunday of March, when the clocks go forward, always marks the start of British Summer Time, and this year it coincided with the opening weekend of Forty Hall Farm’s official opening to the public every weekend, Friday to Sunday, for the rest of the year until winter.

So if you missed lambing weekend, it’s not too late to come and see the lambs! Forty Hall Farm is now open to visitors Friday to Sunday, 11am until 4pm. Entry is £3, and under 16s go free. The next farmers’ market takes place on Sunday 9th April and follows every second Sunday of the coming months.


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