March Activity of the Month: Lambing
From left to right, top to bottom:
- Women’s Land Army recruitment poster. Source: Getty Images
- As an experiment the London County council have employed twelve land girls for the first time. They are helping on the Council’s Horton, Surrey, farm, which helps to supply a mental hospital and has over 700 head of cattle. The girls milk cows, feed pigs and till gardens and fields, and live together in a local farmhouse. 20th March 1941. Source: Getty Images
- Gladys Minns, a Bedfordshire land girl, and her lambs at Prole’s farm, Elstow. Source: Courtesy of Stuart Antrobus.
Other activities included:
- Spreading slurry
- Fertilising and spraying crops