Leaping lambs welcome Easter at Saffron Walden County High

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

Lucie and Alfie Anderton feeding goats. Photo: Saffron Photo. - Credit: Archant

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 Pho

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

Ferret walking. Photo: Saffron Photo

Ferret walking. Photo: Saffron Photo - Credit: Archant

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. - Credit: Archant

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 Ph

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

Ferret walking. Photo: Saffron Photo

Ferret walking. Photo: Saffron Photo - Credit: Archant

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 "Audley End Amethyst". As yet unnamed, but to be named by head t

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

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.”


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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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