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Early Spring at Cross Hall Farm

Howgills - Cross Hall Farm Ewe and Lamb

Ewe and Lamb – the Howgills behind

The Howgills in the background of the picture here are still brown from the winter. In fact on the day this photo was taken there were still a few patches of snow on the north-facing slopes. Soon, though, they’ll be greening up.

Meanwhile down here on the farm we have a good number of lambs this year. The cattle are still in the barn, comfortably away from the worst of the winter weather but before long we’ll have them out on the fresh grass.

Over most of the Easter holiday we had really good weather. Several people with caravans on our static pitches enjoyed a first few days of the 2015 season, and it was good once again to hear the sounds of children playing after the silence of the closed period. For several days the tourers section was almost full, even so early in the year.

Cross Hall farm Sedbergh - Cattle in Barn

Who are you? And what’s that thing you’re pointing at us?

Once again this year we decided to get some live-in guards for the sheep and lambs. Foxes may look attractive but we’ve no intention of feeding them with our lambs. So here are two of our guards. Yes, alpacas! They may look very docile here but have proved very effective at warding off the unwelcome predators.

alpacas at cross hall farm sedbergh

Alpacas guarding sheep at Cross Hall Farm

And finally for today, two more sheep and lambs photos. They don’t stay this small for long!

Lamb feeding at Cross Hall Farm  Cautley Sedbergh

“I’m hungry. Stand still, Mum.”

Ewe and Lamb in the Howgills - Cross Hall Farm Caravan Park

“Go away! We’re both too tired today to pose for photographs.”

Cross Hall Farm Caravan Park
Cross Hall Farm, Cautley
Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LY
Phone: 01539-620668

Bob & Karen Brewer and their family
will be delighted to welcome you here

Season
Tourers: 1st March to 31st October
Camping: 1st March to 31st October
Statics: 1st March to 31st January

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