Bridport Times April 2018

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Wild Dorset

LIFE ON THE EDGE Adam & Ellen Simon, Tamarisk Farm

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or us April is all about lambing, about new lives blinking at the world for the first time, learning to stand and to skip and taking joy in exploring it all. We lamb in spring to coincide with when the grass is rich and growing most strongly. Many farmers organise

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the date of their lambing for the winter and have the ewes indoors when they lamb. This is because there is a price premium for lamb that is ready for the Easter market, and also because being indoors makes it easier to keep an eye on any ewes that might need help. Indeed, we used to do this ourselves, starting lambing in January,