Farmers at St Fagans National History Museum have welcomed the beginning of their lambing baby boom – with these adorable twins!
St Fagans’ flock of ewes has already given birth to 24 of the expected 167 lambs due this spring – and it was all for visitors to the website to watch live after an infrared camera was installed in one of the farm’s lambing sheds.
Just two of the lambs who arrived in time for St David’s Day were these black twin lambs.
Farmers at Llwyn Yr Eos farm are expecting a baby boom this month after 97 of their ewes came in from the fields over Christmas for pregnancy scans. They are expecting 167 lambs altogether.
Lambcam Live, which launched in time for St David’s Day, allows 24-hour access to see the new arrivals close up.
Bernice Parker, events and marketing officer at St Fagans, said: “We’re very excited about the project. It’s going to be a very busy March.
“The black twins that were born for St David’s are now happily out in the field with their mother.
“We don’t really name the animals here unless they are registered as pedigree animals, like the cattle. It was kind of a playful suggestion that we should call them Dewi and Non after St David and his mother.”
The museum flock has three breeds of sheep: Hill Radnor, Llanwenog and Black Welsh Mountain.
Visitors to the museum can also participate in a Meet the Shepherd activity every weekend throughout March.