Less La La Land and more Baa Baa Land at college’s lambing weekend

Lambing at Easton and Otley College.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Lambing at Easton and Otley College. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

As the world geared up to watch the Oscars, it was less La La Land and more Baa Baa land, as thousands flocked to a Norfolk college's lambing weekend.

Lambing at Easton and Otley College.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Lambing at Easton and Otley College. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The event - now in its eighth year - gave visitors a glimpse of life on a farm.

And as it took place on the same weekend as the 'old farm' derby between Norwich and Ipswich, guests were asked to enter a football related competition.

The college itself named two lambs Bellamy and Warky after the Norwich City and Ipswich Town legends Craig Bellamy and John Wark.

Visitors were then asked to name a lamb after a legend and the winner - who will be drawn at random on March 1 - will receive a football top for the team they support.

Lambing at Easton and Otley College.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Lambing at Easton and Otley College. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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Other attractions included sheepdog trials, highland calves, craft stalls and refreshments. Local businesses also supported the two-day farming fest.

College spokesperson, John Nice, said: 'Two years ago we dyed our Norfolk Horn breed green and yellow and our Suffolk breed blue and white.

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'Last year it was all about the Oscars and this year we combined the football and the Oscars, renaming the event Baa Baa Land in homage to the Oscar favourite, La La Land.

'We also got into the football spirit by naming two sheep after East Anglian football legends.

Lambing at Easton and Otley College.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Lambing at Easton and Otley College. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

'All in all, the occasion was aimed at being a fun event for all the family where they could come and get a close up glimpse of new born lambs and farming in general.'

Farm student, Elly Eddy, said: 'The event was a real window into what farm life is all about. The experience of getting stuck in and seeing the new born lambs was the highlight for me.'

James Burman, another farming student at the college, said, 'We had orphan lambs being fed and two new born Highland calves were on show. The best thing for me was seeing all the hard work come together.'

Charity Rose attended in 2016 and came along again this year. She said, 'It's lovely. My son loves animals and tractors so potentially we have a farmer of the future right here.'

Lambing at Easton and Otley College.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Lambing at Easton and Otley College. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Natalia Escalera from London, added: 'This is my first time at this event. We came to see the baby lambs and the didn't disappoint.'

Lambing at Easton and Otley College.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Lambing at Easton and Otley College. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Lambing at Easton and Otley College. Level 3 agriculture diploma student Tom Martin with visitor Nat

Lambing at Easton and Otley College. Level 3 agriculture diploma student Tom Martin with visitor Natasha Wiggett, 8, from Thorpe St Andrew. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Easton and Otley College lambing weekend. Rachel Davey. Photo: Easton and Otley

Easton and Otley College lambing weekend. Rachel Davey. Photo: Easton and Otley - Credit: Easton and Otley

Easton and Otley College lambing weekend. Chloe Water, Seth Cambridge, Beverley Sheriff and Courtney

Easton and Otley College lambing weekend. Chloe Water, Seth Cambridge, Beverley Sheriff and Courtney Waters. Photo: Easton and Otley - Credit: Easton and Otley

Easton and Otley CollEaston and Otley College lambing weekend. Charlotte Gould, Amber Freeman, James

Easton and Otley CollEaston and Otley College lambing weekend. Charlotte Gould, Amber Freeman, James Burman, Hannah Hetherington and Elly Eddy. Photo: Easton and Otleyege lambing weekend. Sheepdog in training, Cola. Photo: Easton and Otley - Credit: Easton and Otley

Easton and Otley College lambing weekend. Natalia Escalera, Seth Cambridge and Shalone Escalera. Pho

Easton and Otley College lambing weekend. Natalia Escalera, Seth Cambridge and Shalone Escalera. Photo: Easton and Otley - Credit: Easton and Otley

Easton and Otley College lambing weekend. Sheepdog in training, Cola. Photo: Easton and Otley

Easton and Otley College lambing weekend. Sheepdog in training, Cola. Photo: Easton and Otley - Credit: Easton and Otley

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