Leaping lambs welcome Easter at Saffron Walden County High

PUBLISHED: 09:38 28 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:38 28 March 2017

Lucie and Alfie Anderton feeding goats. Photo: Saffron Photo.

Lucie and Alfie Anderton feeding goats. Photo: Saffron Photo.

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Lost lambs and newborn calfs abounded as spring officially arrived at the Saffron Walden County High Farm open day on Saturday, March 25.

Xena, the rejected lamb who has been brought up by humans and thinks she's a dog. Photo: Saffron PhotoXena, the rejected lamb who has been brought up by humans and thinks she's a dog. Photo: Saffron Photo

Ferret walking. Photo: Saffron PhotoFerret walking. Photo: Saffron Photo

The Agricultural Science Unit (ASU) held its annual Easter Fair, the first under its new name, welcoming attendees young and old.

William Tilbrook with snake. Photo: Saffron Photo.William Tilbrook with snake. Photo: Saffron Photo.

Activities on offer included bottle feeding Xena, an orphan lamb, egg collecting, ferret walking and goat milking.

Xena, the rejected lamb who has been brought up by humans and thinks she's a dog.  Photo: Saffron PhotoXena, the rejected lamb who has been brought up by humans and thinks she's a dog. Photo: Saffron Photo

Ferret walking. Photo: Saffron PhotoFerret walking. Photo: Saffron Photo

Members of the public had the opportunity to meet the animals that live at the ASU including its latest edition, a heifer calf who was just 36 hours old.

Newborn (on Thursday) calf with Mum Newborn (on Thursday) calf with Mum "Audley End Amethyst". As yet unnamed, but to be named by head teacher. Photo: Saffron Photo.

Esther Blakey, ASU Farm Manager, said: “I am pleased that everyone enjoyed the opportunity to visit the ASU and see what a valuable educational and community resource the unit is. We hope to run many more open afternoons and look forward to seeing people at our main summer event.”

Lots of Easter themed activities were on offer as well, including an Easter bunny hunt, an Easter egg raffle and the chance to relax with a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

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