Today we put all our female pure breeds together in the same field, in preparation for tupping time in late Autumn.
We give the shetlands some tasty treats every now and again to help tame them and become more confident around us.
Our three pet lambs were born to run at Aintree, it seems!?
The sheep have discovered the webcam's new location!
This is the first time we've had our sheep scanned at Marlfield Farm!
We're excited to see a nuthatch arrive at our feeder this morning!
We've been sorting many of the outbuildings lately and today we've been clearing the barn floor.
An owl has been seen visiting our bird feeder on numerous occasions during the night.
The final day of making hay is the busiest and toughest part of the process! This clip features the day's highlights.
Our bird feeder is very busy at the moment with lots of visiting birds! Here's a few secconds from this morning.
We managed to get our haylage baled and stored away today just in time!
Day one and two combined of making haylage while the sun shines at LambWatch HQ!
The parents visit the swallows' nest every few minutes, bringing fresh grub to the new chicks.
We've seen all kinds of creatures visit our bird feeder. The latest is a cheeky rat!
A young woodpecker has it's afternoon tea and cake interrupted by a cheeky kestrel
The evening's are balmy, the days are long and the fields are lush: perfect conditions for a close encouter!
We have one "full-time" pet lamb this year. Lynda gives it a bottle in front of the webcam.
With a little ushering, the class of 2014 make their first appearance on the webcam!
We put the cam in the lambing shed for a while to give an insight into what goes on behind the scenes.
At the same time as fixing the microphone, Lynda tells the story of a young lady from Twickenham...
Only 8 minutes into 2014, an owl comes to wish all everybody a happy & healthy new year!
The Neil Armstrong of the sheep world takes a small step for sheepkind....
Lynda does a grand job of preparing and sowing a wetlands meadow seed mix (EM8) in front of cam.
A little buzzy creature introduces himself to the LambWatchers briefly. Blink and you miss it!
Howard rugby tackles a sheep so that he can check its bag for milk.
Our new spherical bird feeder makes a fool of a bird of prey, hoping to catch a cheeky snack!
On Saturday morning the stars were aligned and the camera was able to catch a "Moonset"!
It's that time of the year again! The new daddy has arrived to do his thing! He hasn't wasted any time!
The pouring rain didn't stop Lynda from providing Halloween trinkets for the sheep and LambWatchers!
Who's this little fella wandering the stage at all hours? He looks to be having a good rummage through the grass!
The youngest Procter makes an appearance on LambWatch with mum Gayle, grandma Lynda and uncle Dan.
Finally the sun is shining in May and the sheep and lambs are loving the warm evening sun!
Under the cover of darkness an inquisitive lamb decides to re-arrange the LW sign!
Winter has finally arrived in the UK over the past few days just as many farmers start their 2012 lambing season.
Check out our two new arrivals at LambWatch HQ! The grumpiest pair you will ever meet!
Our new sheep investigate the spooky new arrival at the LambWatch sign!
Poor mum sheep just wants to catch a few winks but her kids don't let her! They want to use her as a trampoline!
During half time of Coronation St. an unexpected fleet of about 10 hot air balloons passed over the farm!
Probably one of the most eagerly awaited lambing highlights of 2011 is now available for replay!
This video features Howard and Lynda assisting with the birth of twins inside the lambing barn at LambWatch HQ
Watch a pair of mice clear up the left-over bird seed under the cover of darkness on this warm spring evening.
We would appreciate your help in identifying this bird of prey that was sighted on the farm on Sunday!
We were treated to a 10 minute owly display in the early hours of 5th September!
A couple of lambs enjoy a good scratch on the sign and bird feeder. "Nectar"!
Howard recites poetry on a peaceful Summer's eve while two woodpeckers return to the feeder!
Howard recites a few lines of Robert Burns for Scottish LambWatcher Andrew from Glasgow...
Howard gets mobbed by a flock of sheep as he tops up a bottle-fed lamb with milk on webcam.
Three young rabbits make their debut appearance on webcam as they play in the field.
Canadian LambWatcher Helen visits the LambWatch farm bearing authentic Canadian maple syrup!
Can hens fly? This clip provides the answer! Something made this hen desperate to get on cam!
Did you know that lambs also like to play and skip in the dark? Catch them in the infra-red at night!
A rare glimpse at a natural live lamb birth: the third lamb of a set of triplets slops out!
Encouraged by bread, a mother and two lambs make the first 2010 appearance of lambs, live on webcam!
The pesky squirrel battles with reinforced stainless steel after destroying the old bird feeder!
Hear the sound of a buzzard's call from above as a jay strolls nonchalantly in the grass.
Lynda and Pusscat go looking for Harry and Lloyd in the LambWatch field; last year's pet lambs!
Sheep must be fed extra hay snow. They are usually fed off- cam but today Howard fed them around the sign.
Lynda enjoys a nice cup of tea at breakfast time with Lottie, who enjoys a good bit of attention!
Lynda models a LambWatch T-Shirt: one of hundreds of LambWatch branded items for sale in our shop!
The pesky squirrel makes hard work for Lynda as it knocks the webcam out of line after gorging!
The squirrel joins the woodpecker for an afternoon gorge and a pants show at the new-look birdfeeder!
Just look how a bap or two of leftover stale bread affects the spirits of these insane animals!
We were aware the fatballs were going down too quickly but couldn't believe it was just from bird activity...!
Watch the lambs have one of their regular evening scrapping sessions around the sign!
Featurin' Dan and Howard fixin' the bit o' dry stone wallin' that collapsed a few nights ago.
A short extract from the sheep shearing footage featuring the first sheep to be clipped: Ranvir!
He's been gone a while, but our far away friend certainly knows how to make an entrance...!
Can anyone tell what this strange flying creature is; spotted by LambWatch fan Alex in the early hours?
This little LambWatch spider reminds us all of the true meaning of a "world wide web" :)
The pet lambs have been moved into the LambWatch field today and Lynda feeds them live on cam.
One of the sheep spent an evening picking fights with the other mums on this pleasant sunny evening.
The lambs play and skip around the LambWatch sign in the warm afternoon sunshine.
The suffolk sheep makes its first appearance for 2009 with her two new born lambs.
Lottie's lamb can walk a bit but is still very weak. We try to build up its muscles by encouraging it to walk.
The pregnant mums of LambWatch today made their debut 2009 appearance for their feeding time!
The LambWatch woodpecker struts his stuff infront of the webcam while he gorges himself on the feeder!
Listen to the peaceful tune of today's dawn chorus, performed & conducted by the LambWatch birds!
Strange creatures were spotted on the cloudy and drizzly afternoon of 9th March at LambWatch!
The first vet-assisted birth of the 2009 lambing season happened once again in the middle of the night.
A sneak peak behind the scenes of the webcam to show how it is supported with a fence post.
This clip was in response to a sighting made on the webcam in the early hours of the morning!
Lynda, Howard and the cat make an appearance on the webcam to welcome the BBC Radio 2 listeners.
Eight hours summarised into a minute to give you an impression of this very snowy day at LambWatch!
Here is a short clip of Dan constructing the first ever LambWatch snowman with his bare hands!
Footage of the arrival of the new suffolk tup (male sheep) who arrived at the farm last week.
We couldn't let bonfire night pass by on LambWatch without putting on some form of entertainment!
Ghostly lanterns keep watch as we wish all our viewers a very Happy Halloween!
Howard introduces the viewers to the new "Marlfield's 11" as they make their webcam debut!
Howard explains the trials of having a spring water supply for the farmhouse water.
We had another creepy crawlie come visit our webcam to make the most of its warm infra-red light!
Howard decides to give the LambWatch field a bit of a hair cut to make food for sheep on diet!
Lynda has a visitor while she explains that the webcam is back online after a few hours downtime.
First it was the sheep, now it is the smaller population having a punch up with the webcam!
From beetles, to music, emergency sirens and flashing lights, this variety show comes exclusively from LW!
Features two occasions when the sheep have decided to express their feelings towards being watched!
Howard treats the flock to some more tasty treets consisting of some bits of bread and sheep nuts!
Our friendly visitor from another world re-appears at LambWatch after a long "summer" absence!
Watch a family of field mice in their natural environment at night in the infra-red light!
This clip provides real evidence that this well-known phrase is actually true! (well to some extent anyway)
This clip shows the effect a day's solid rain has on the small babbling brook at the bottom of the LambWatch field!
This brave little fellow decided to get a closer look at the equipment that has been watching it for months!
Tonight the webcam got cleaned and as a result something really cool was picked up in the infra-red light!
With bits from the webcam and camcorder, this clip features the events of the 2nd LambWatch open day.
This evening the sheep were obviously in a playful mood so they started acting the goat!
Introducing the suffolk sheep of the flock who has been named by the community as Meep :)
What may look like Howard playing hockey with sheep poos is actually him cutting nettles with a scythe!
A lamb from the neighbour's farm infiltratesd the as word of the quality LambWatch scratch post gets out!
Meet some of the lesser-spotted LambWatch stars in this medley of animals from around the farm!
The sunset that greeted the first sunny day in a long time was definitely one to remember...
Something really special just arrived at the LambWatch gates this morning....
The suffolk is the last of 34 sheep which Howard has clipped this year with manual clippers.
Some of the highlights of Billie's short life in this 2 minute montage.
It was a rush to get the latest set of hay bales in this evening before the heavens opened!
A visit from the British Rural Environmental Analysis Department (B.R.E.A.D.) to analyse sheep and lamb diet.
Grab a sneak preview of the LambWatch Video Diary DVD of 2008 with this 1 minute trailer.
Listen to the bats (& curlews!) as they fly around the sky catching bugs and beasties on this summer's evening!
Howard plays the backing tune for the webcam for 10 minutes on the piano to create a rather poetic ambience!
It is possible to use a camcorder as the input for the webcam so this evening we thought we would give it a try!
Howard feeds the sheep with bread the day after doing so in the evening to entertain the watchers from Radio 2!
To entertain watchers from Radio 2, Lynda decided to give Ranvir a bottle in front of the webcam.
This evening Howard decided to treat the newly shorn sheep with some tasty bread as they had behaved so well!
Join Howard, Lynda, Ben and Dan as they spend one summer's evening having a BBQ with the sheep and lambs.
A sunny evening was the only inspiration Howard needed to give a recital of Shakespeare's famous sonnet 18.
At 8.45pm, the nice evening brought our friendly visitor and a few friends back to the LambWatch field!
This clip features Dan struggling to set up the 8.45 ZoRg notice in time before his arrival.
The LambWatch sign makes for a great scratching post if nothing else!
This sunset at the end of May was quite spectacular. Part of this footage came from my mobile phone.
Billy the sheep doesn't like one of her lambs so we have to help it and top it up with bottled milk!
Hosted by Anton, Howard, Lynda and Ben throughout the evening of the May Day bank holiday.
Not long after setting up the feeder in the new position, a greenfinch visits it in the evening sun.
Howard and Lynda setting up the feeder in front of the webcam in its new position.
Watch the inquisitive sheep and lambs investigate the webcam and mic as it lay on the ground.
This clip shows highlights of the webcam move from the House Meadow to the Copy (another field).
This is the fourth and final feature of LambWatch on BBC North West Tonight news.
Catch up on the latest events on the farm after the BT downtime with Howard, Lynda and ZoRg.
An emergency required a vet callout to assist the birth of a lamb. CONTAINS BLOOD
Watch two of our larger birdfeeder visitors, the woodpecker and squirrel, close up!
Having spotted Howard and Lynda on Earth he returns to educate us on the Orion's Belt constellation and more.
Lynda follows on from Howard's recital with one of her favourite childhood poems: "The Jabberwocky".
Join Howard with his glass of wine and cig for his poetry recital session under a starlit night sky.
Zorg returns to make his first appearance during the lambing season to perform a musical number for the sheep.
Another rendition by Howard and the setting up of the birdfeeder in the camera's new location.
Catch some night-time footage of the sheep and lambs for the first time in infra-red night-vision!
This news feature includes a LIVE interview with Dianne the weather presenter, Weather & Video Diary!
Watch the lambs as they play and skip in the field for the very first time on this lovely Spring evening.
The sheep and lambs making the most of the first really nice day of the lambing season!
LambWatch's second appearance on the BBC North West Tonight news programme!
Watch the first of 4 BBC North West Tonight news LambWatch features!
Enjoy a musical production from our friendly alien as he brings his guitar to the LambWatch stage.
Enjoy a glass of red with Howard in the first of a series of literary and educational recitals.
Watch Howard being buffeted from every angle as he feeds the sheep with "cake" in their troughs.
Witness another brief encounter with the friendly intergalactic visitor of LambWatch.
The first in a series of limericks and recitals by the infamous "village idiot" of LambWatch.