News from the farm

Seasonal news and updates from our historic working farm at the National Museum of Rural Life – there's always something happening!

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Heavy Horse Show

Competing Clydesdales, Highlands and Shetlands took to the show-ring in July. Visitors were amazed by stunt riding, children tried out the Hobby Horse Arena and alpacas, ponies and therapy pets greeted everyone.

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Silage harvest

This year there has been a good silage harvest, with a yield that will sustain our livestock throughout the year and especially throughout the winter months.

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Meet Angus

In April, we were delighted to announce the arrival of Angus, who was born over the Easter weekend. He was named by a young visitor who saw him being born. Here is Angus with his mother Kittochside Candys Admiral GP82 or Candy for short.

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Lambing Season

Our sheep started lambing in April. Pictured here are our two-day-old Black Face sheep twins.

Country Fair

Animal antics, an animal circus, country crafts and rural games took place at the Country Fair on Sunday 2 June 2019. See more of the action over on the Country Fair Flickr album.

Firstborn Calves

The first of our new season of calves arrived on Saturday 16 February 2019.

Sheep Scanning

In January we began scanning our sheep to find out how many were pregnant and whether they were carrying singles, twins or even triplets. 




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