Lambing Weekend – an event that brought smiles to faces
The Box Moor Trust ran another successful lambing weekend with approximately 1500 people attending. The stars of the show were of course the Charollais Cross twin lambs that entered the world in front of a crowd. It turned out to be an easy birth with only two minutes in between the twins. Mother and babies were all healthy and the lambs were up and standing within ten minutes.
Sam Hurst (pictured left), an 18 year old volunteer who has aspirations of becoming a vet, helped deliver the twins and enthused, “When Bob, the stockman asked me if I wanted to get involved, I was over the moon and got stuck right in – literally! It was an amazing experience and I’ll never forget it. I have volunteered with the Box Moor Trust for a few years now and they have inspired me to become a vet and I can’t wait to start my veterinary course at uni this year.”
As well as new born lambs, the Trust’s well known and adored breed of Belted Galloway cattle were also on display with their own calves to be admired.
“Staff and volunteers combined to provide a prime example of what the Box Moor Trust gives, at no charge, to the people of Hemel Hempstead. A gentle walk in the countryside followed by the opportunity for both children and adults to learn about livestock is a great way to spend a couple of hours. And of course to see the joy on the children’s and parent’s faces is why we are here.”
Special thanks go to our wonderful volunteers who provided a total of 175 hours between them, and huge thanks also to local company Smith’s Coffee (pictured left) who provided refreshments on both days and those amazing cupcakes!