Spring is well and truly on the way at Home Farm at Temple Newsam, with adorable twin lambs arriving last weekend.
Roecroft Bonnie, one of Temple Newsam’s Manx Loaghtan sheep, gave birth to the twins on Saturday morning and since then four more ewes have given birth.
The farm’s first calf of the season also came to greet the team last week when new mum Templeson Tallulah gave birth to a heifer calf.
And the cute arrivals don’t stop there; a litter of Middle White piglets have also been born this week, with another due very soon.
The next few weeks are set to be very busy at Home Farm, with 58 cows, 85 sheep and 10 goats all due to give birth, meaning there’ll be lots for visitors to see at the historic east Leeds attraction.
All the new arrivals are out and about at Home Farm and lucky visitors might even see one come into the world.
Councillor Mohammed Rafique, Leeds City Council’s executive member for environment and active lifestyles, said: “It’s always an exciting time at Home Farm when newborns start arriving, as well as it being a marker that spring is almost here. Our visitors love seeing the baby animals and I know the staff at the farm will be eager to show them off.”
Home Farm is open 10am until 4pm (winter hours) Tuesday to Sunday inclusive. Last entry is 45 minutes before closing.
Notes to editors:
Temple Newsam is a great place to take the family with something for everyone including plenty of open space to explore, play and picnic. The Stable Courtyard Tea Room is open daily serving light meals and snacks, while Mrs Pawson’s Shop also in the stable courtyard is a great place to buy Yorkshire produce.
Home Farm offers the opportunity to explore life on a real working farm and meet some extraordinary characters. Over 400 sheep, cattle, pigs, poultry and goats are at Temple Newsam, so there’s never a dull moment on the farm.
For media enquiries:
Becky Stubbs, Leeds City Council press office
Tel: 0113 3786199