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Triplet toddlers help farm triplet lambs as family apprentices

Tripets run in the family for one farmer as a picture of her three-year-old triplets alongside two-day-old triplet lambs was an internet sensation.


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Harry, Harley and Isabella with two-day-old triplet lambs.
Harry, Harley and Isabella with two-day-old triplet lambs.
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Triplet toddlers help to farm triplet lambs as family apprentices

Harry, Harley and Isabella spend their time helping mum and dad, Michael and Serena Colwill, on their 28 ha (70 acre) Devon County Council starter farm in Holsworthy, Devon, farming 150 ewes and 90 Bullocks.

 

The family started ‘from scratch’ just over a year ago, despite originally being from a farming background.

 

Mrs Colwill said the farm is currently lambing 150 ewes, with a 169 per cent lambing percentage and 19 lambs expecting triplets.

 

She said: “The triplets help out with water buckets, feeding the bullocks course mix, loading silage on their tractors to feed the sheep and cleaning the yard.

 

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“They have their own apprentice spade, fork and brush!”

 

The toddlers are on the farm most days whilst their dad works away for half the week. When he is home, it is family time on the farm.

 

Mrs Colwill and her husband plan to sell the older Bullocks as store cattle, with calves that have arrived since September put on the ‘Buitelaar’ system they have recently signed up to.

 

“We have been very fortunate to have been given such an opportunity,” she added.

 

See more on instagram: @tripletfarmers


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