It’s Spring! The clocks have changed, so we can look forward to more hours of daylight, and enjoy the longer evenings. All around us are signs of spring… and one thing we particularly love to see in our fields are the lambs.
Within our school community there are a number of farming families. Farming in the Dales is a tough job, and farmers work hard all year round with few holidays and long hours. This time of year is especially busy for the sheep farmers in the dale: it’s lambing time. Edward, the youngest member of our class, helps his parents and grandparents on their farm. Here he explains what goes on:
We’d love to compare farming in the dales with farming elsewhere.
Are there any farmers in other classes out there?
How does your life compare to Edward’s?
How does Edward’s life compare to a farmer’s son’s life 50 years ago?