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Entrance to Lambing Live at Reaseheath College, Nantwich

Lambing Live at Reaseheath College

Lambs in the Nursery PolytunnelThis weekend, spring has most definitely sprung, and what better proof than newborn lambs? Each year around the UK, lambing events take place and we headed along to a local one to see some baby lambs taking their first tentative steps in the world.

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lily the goat

Lily The Goat Was Just Kidding After All

So after months of wondering, waiting, trekking up and down to the farm where the troublesome trio spend their days frolicking in the field, it turns out that our lovely four year old pygmy crossed with toggenburg goat Lily was just kidding all along.

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Alpacas – The Multipurpose Member of the Family

For a few years now alpacas have been increasing in popularity, mainly because of their sought-after fleeces which are much softer than sheeps wool, and you have to admit, they are beautiful looking animals to have around too. The popularity of alpaca wool is largely thanks to Sir Titus Salt, a Yorkshire born entrepreneur who joined his father in the wool trade at the age of 18, who discovered the fleece for sale at Liverpool docks. He went on to create garments with the fleece which were popular with the upper class and from this went on to build his own mill.

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