On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March, Forty Hall Farm in Enfield welcomed over 3,000 visitors to its annual Lambing Weekend to mark the start of spring. Extremely popular locally, this was the first event of 2019 as the Farm reopened after winter.
As well as meeting the lovely new-born lambs and piglets, visitors were able to watch first-class falconry displays, sheep-shearing and a farrier shooing Forty Hall Farm’s gentle Clydesdale giant, Wallis. Street food stalls served delicious local produce all weekend, organised in partnership with food promoter, The Food Gatherer, whilst Etcetera Morris dancers entertained visitors on Sunday.
The farm was abuzz with energy and excitement as children got their faces painted, played on the bouncy castle, took part in arts and crafts, and enjoyed the rides at the vintage fairground.
Forty Hall Farm Manager, Angelika Hauses added, “Lambing weekend means the end of winter and the beginning of new life on the farm. As well as the lambs, we have had some piglets, and the cows are due to calve very soon. In the market garden, planting is being carried out in the field every day to make the most of the rising temperatures and sunshine. Soon the farm will be bursting with plants and animals.”
Forty Hall Farm is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Visitors are welcome to explore the Farm and visit its variety of animals, including many rare breeds. The next event will be the Forty Hall Farmers Market on Sunday 14 April.