Six lambs and kids welcomed into the world at city farm

A trio of tiny lambs and the same number of newborn goats have officially welcomed in Spring at a popular city farm.

The six farmyard babies were born within a week of each other at Spitalfields City Farm in Buxton Street.

The first twin lambs were aptly born on Easter Monday, with another lamb and kid born on Thursday April 28 and 29, followed by twin kids born on Sunday May 1.

Jacqui Kavanagh, farmyard worker, said: “We haven’t had as many newborns as this in quite a few years. They are all rare breeds and we’ll try and find them homes soon.”

Workers at the farm are now welcoming suggestions for names, which must begin with ‘F’ to keep in with the tradition of a new letter of the alphabet every year.


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The name-choosing will take place at the sheep and wool fair on Sunday (May 15).

East End designers have been using wool from the farm to come up with new clothing and accessory designs and will show their pieces in a fashion parade during the event.

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The farm regularly welcomes nursery groups, schools and others to visit its pens which house donkeys, pigs, rare breed sheep and goats, rabbits, hens, geese and other farmyard animals.

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