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New lambs let out to graze for the summer.  Picture copyright Heather Jan Brunt

FARMING MATTERS: Capturing the birth of a lamb on film

For some years my family and I have made short videos for YouTube about life on a typical English family farm. I do the filming, my son does the editing, and the stars are of course the animals, the machinery and the guys who work on the farm.

Farmers fencing. Picture copyright Heather Jan Brunt.

FARMING MATTERS: Preparing the fields and fences for turn out

At this time of year we start preparing to put the cattle and sheep back outdoors for the summer.

A newly calved cow and calf. Copyright Heather Jan Brunt

FARMING MATTERS: A late night on the labour ward

The other night my husband didn’t get into the house until 10pm. The suckler herd is in the midst of calving, and most of them manage themselves, but every now and again someone needs assistance.

Roe deer in the garden

FARMING MATTERS: Wildlife in the garden

Instead of working in the newspaper office, I have been working from home for the past few weeks, and so I have had the privilege of witnessing the wildlife enjoying our garden.

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    Tuesday 3 May

    Sunny spells

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    High 14°c

    Low 3°c

    Wind

    From West

    Speed 12 mph

    Wednesday 4 May

    Sunny spells

    Temp

    High 16°c

    Low 3°c

    Wind

    From South

    Speed 10 mph

    Thursday 5 May

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    High 17°c

    Low 6°c

    Wind

    From South east

    Speed 10 mph

    Friday 6 May

    Sunny spells

    Temp

    High 18°c

    Low 10°c

    Wind

    From East

    Speed 11 mph

    Saturday 7 May

    Sunny spells

    Temp

    High 21°c

    Low 10°c

    Wind

    From South east

    Speed 13 mph