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New life bringing signs of spring at Cotswold Farm Park

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: February 18, 2014

  • FEEDING TIME: Ameilia Edwards

  • CRUISE CONTROL: Eleanor Handley

  • HOP TO IT: Doug and his son Harrison Edwards

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THE first day of lambing season brought smiles to the faces of children who were given a first-hand experience of the day-to-day work at Cotswold Farm Park.

Despite the relentless rain throughout the county, it did not stop families joining in on the fun as they all welcomed the new arrivals into the world.

Jenny Powner-Jones, marketing assistant at the farm park, said: "Our lamb season has just started and we saw our first ewes on Sunday.

"Their time of birth is all planned out by the livestock manager who maps out the best time of year to start lambing.

"Last year, we were affected by the prolonged winter snow but this year has been okay."

The farm also showcased other animals that have recently been born.

Jenny said: "It is a great experience especially for the smaller children who may not have been to the farm park before. It is a great introduction to farming for them.

"We deal with everything from bottle feeding the lambs to hatching chicks and there is more information about bees and worms. We teach the children about the conservation area generally and it is a great all -round experience for them all."

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