Lambcam: Lambcam

Lambcam

The lambing season has finished for 2018 here at St Fagans National Museum of History. It’s been a tough few weeks with all that the weather could throw at us but we have welcomed over 200 lambs into the world. We hope that you have enjoyed the highs and lows along the way with us – see you next year.

Lambcam

Highlights from the shed:

No. Date Duration
1 Twins 2018a 12/03/2018 01:48
2 Twins 2018b 14/03/2018 00:40
3 Triplet One 14/03/2017 03:21
4 Triplet Two 14/03/2017 04:49
5 Triplet Three 14/03/2017 01:24

Lambcam Blog:

26 March 2018, Voices from the Archives: Lambing in the Black Mountains
14 March 2018, What happens to the St Fagans lambs?
8 February 2018, #lambcam FAQs
17 March 2017, Voices from the Archives: Lambing in Pembrokeshire, 1984
29 March 2016, Lambcam 2016 – the final countdown

Comments(65)

Sandi
26 March 2018, 10:23
Thankyou so very much for lambcam. I’m a Childminder, myself & the children have loved watching the baby lambs. I really enjoyed watching the births both on lambcam & face to face when me and my husband brought our grandson. Sadly one lamb was born with complications and didn’t make it but it was amazing to watch the mum with the other lamb. I’ve also enjoyed watching the mischievous lambs & their antics.
Thankyou again can’t wait for next year also thanks to the hard working farm team.

Sandi, Russ, Hayden and children who attend Sandi’s childminding setting.
Lisa williams
24 March 2018, 17:27
Thank you to the team for a wonderful lambing season again . I love watching lamb cam and then visiting to see the lambs I watched being born . Thank you all :)
Karen White
22 March 2018, 19:29
Hi Sara- sad news about the black lamb. Was upsetting to see the ewe trying to clean it up. Guess that's life but am pleased to hear that she's still a mum albeit fostering. I thought there were more ewes this year. Great for the rare breeds to expand and to continue breeding these rare lines. Thank you for your reply. Not many ewes left to birth now xXx
Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
22 March 2018, 17:30
Hi Karen and Alfie

So glad you've been enjoying lambcam again and that you were lucky enough to see the triplets being born!

Unfortunately the black lamb you saw was born dead - but the cheerful news is that we have managed to get the black ewe to foster one of the triplets. This is good because it's often the weakest of triplets that gets left behind and ends up being abandoned.

We have got more lambs this year as we started off with about thirty more breeding ewes in the flock than previous years. The final total once all the stragglers have lambed should be around the 220 mark.

Best Wishes from the Lambcam Team
Karen White
21 March 2018, 23:05
Loved seeing triplets being born. Didn't realise she was carrying 3 until she delivered the 3rd lamb. The ewe did an amazing job unassisted. Have loved lambcam again this year. Got a little upset this morning watching a black ewe with her lamb but the lamb didn't appear to be moving. Hope all is okay. Many births this year is this a record number of lambs? Well done shepherds. Fantastic job again. Best wishes Karen and Alfie xXx
Caroline
11 March 2018, 22:42
I've been glued to your lambcam for days, I'm thoroughly enjoying watching the ewes and the beautiful lambs being born, it's all very exciting. Thank you for sharing this experience with us. I live on the south coast so I'm miles away from your farm. You're doing an excellent job helping the little lambs into the world when needed. I went to Coombes, our local farm yesterday, (Saturday) I saw one mum struggle, the team there jumped in quickly to help too, talking us through as they went, all went well. Thanks again and best wishes to you all for a very successful lambing season!!! Caroline, West Sussex
J-P Bridle
8 March 2018, 10:07
We came to the lambing session yesterday and it was great to see all the mothers with their new lambs. I loved guessing which sheep was going to give birth next and I got it right when a two black lambs were born at 12:30!

Thanks very much from all the boys at Greenhill School.
Kriss Galloway
29 March 2017, 18:11
Absolutely loved checking in on the LambCam this season - from all the way "across the pond" - during my lunch breaks. We're looking forward to visiting St. Fagan's in early June during our holiday to the UK! See you soon!
Sandra H-T
22 March 2017, 09:19
Thankyou so much for setting up a webcam I have been totally addicted to watching (was disappointed this morning to see lambing had finished). Looking forward to watching again next year. Well done to the hardworking staff.
Lisa williams 2017
21 March 2017, 17:51
Lucky to visit last weekend . Wow what a wonderful number of lambs this year ! Was totally addicted to lamb cam again .... love it x well done and thanks to Emma and the team for a safe lambing season until next year x

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