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Spring Lambs

Posted on - 5th August 2019
Countryfile Live Oxfordshire

There is nothing quite like a beautiful lamb peppered among soft rolling hills to warm the heart.  Their sweet faces, cute bleating voices and cheeky antics are sure to gain a smile as the harshness of winter is left behind and the signs of new life emerge. Spring Lambs by Vicky Lovatt is more than simply a landscape design – it is a celebration of spring. Holding the essence of springtime, the Suffolk breed are a fine choice for any composition as lambs with curious, little blackened-faces peep out from under ridiculously large ears.

A distant stone-clad farm melts into the horizon and bright, mustard-yellow buttercups are hidden in apple-green grass as the flock grazes by glistening waters. Leaping and racing for pure joy or nestling into a ewe, the Suffolk sheep in sight to behold. This hornless breed developed in England during the years 1800 to 1850 by mating Norfolk horned ewes with Southdown rams. Their innocent faces and alert stance hold the characteristics of stamina and peace. Many sheep breeds have been penned by Moorcroft designers over the years and are a firm favourite for Moorcroft enthusiasts, making them highly collectable.

“Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?
Gave thee life, and bid thee feed
By the stream and o'er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing, woolly, bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice?
Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?” (The Lamb By William Blake)

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