‘Ewe won’t believe it ... mum’s had triplets’

SPRING IS HERE: Rare breed lambs are pictured with Victoria Ksiezyk on the farm at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford.
SPRING IS HERE: Rare breed lambs are pictured with Victoria Ksiezyk on the farm at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford.

EASTER has arrived, and so have lambs – and many of them are just finding their feet on the Kentwell Hall farm, in Long Melford, where they have been born over the last few weeks.

Visitors have been flocking to see the new offspring – including a set of black and white triplets – during the Easter school holidays. So far, 70 lambs have born since March 22.

“We have 50 ewes who have lambed so far,” said owner Judith Phillips. “Around half of them have had twins and the rest single lambs.

“It is quite unusual for rare breeds to have triplets. They are only four days old and doing really well.”

She said the farm had delayed the lambing this year to enable most of the lambs to be born outside in the paddocks. Snowy weather last year meant many were born inside the barns.

The farm rears Norfolk horn sheep as well as pigs, cows, chickens, goats and donkeys. Easter chicks and a set of piglets are the only other Easter births.