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Sunday, March 16, 2014
Forget playing in the sandpit or an afternoon of finger painting, five lucky children at a nursery based on a farm on the Norfolk/Suffolk border stepped out of the classroom to witness the magical experience of seeing a lamb being born.
As Linda Buck took the children on a wander around Willow Farm Nursery School in Hedenham, near Bungay, the children were fortunate enough to arrive just in time to see a ewe giving birth – a first for children at the nursery.
Mrs Buck, who set up the nursery on her family farm 12 years ago, said: “Because we are in lambing season we wander around the farm twice a day to look at the animals.
“We went into the barn and saw she was about to deliver so we left her alone.
“We went back a little while later and saw she was having difficulty so I had to assist with the birth. The lamb was delivered in about five minutes.
“It was an amazing experience which delighted the children.”
The children have also been bottle feeding two lambs who were rejected by their mother.