Spring lambs arrive at East Durham petting farm

Daniel Wayman pictured with three new born lambs at Tweddle Farm.
Daniel Wayman pictured with three new born lambs at Tweddle Farm.
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SPRING is definitely in the air as the sun continues to shine on Hartlepool and petting farm welcomed the arrival of newborn lambs.

Hartlepool basked in warm sunshine for a second successive day yesterday.

Daniel Wayman pictured with three new born lambs at Tweddle Farm.

Daniel Wayman pictured with three new born lambs at Tweddle Farm.

And the good weather is set to continue for today and tomorrow at least according top forecasters.

Meanwhile, Tweddle Farm, in Blackhall Colliery, has a dozen lively lambs full of the joys of spring.

From today, visitors to the children’s farm can help to feed the young mouths by hand.

Owner Denise Wayman said: “The kids, and adults love to see the lambs.

“They are very cute and it is not very often you get to bottle feed one.

“We have had a busy weekend with the nice weather and we have been busier during the week than we have been in a long time.

“Hopefully spring is in the air. The sheep certainly think so as they are all having babies.”

Half of the spring lambs were born on the children’s farm while the other half come from a nearby farm where the sheep have had too many offspring to be able to feed themselves.

Mail readers have also been out and about taking pictures, enjoying a change in the weather after the wettest winter for years.

The warm spell, which started at the weekend, is due to continue for at least a couple more days.

The temperature for Hartlepool is set to reach 11 degrees celsius today, says the Met Office.

And tomorrow is expected to be even hotter by topping 14 degrees with plenty of bright sunshine.

There will be more cloud on Friday and Saturday but temperatures will still reach around 13 and 10 degrees respectively.

And there should be no more frosty starts, as experienced earlier this week, with the days starting at around six or seven degrees.

And even better, no rain is forecast for the next five days.

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