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Kate's Year with the Beavans

In the spring of 2009, Kate Humble and Adam Henson joined the Beavan family on their sheep farm in South Wales for the biggest and busiest event in the farming calendar - lambing. Nearly 200 lambs were born over just five days, everyday life and death drama played out on live television. For the Beavans this was their livelihood, for Kate it was the apprenticeship of a lifetime.

This 60 minute special looks back at her journey through the sheep farming year, from learning how to select a 'tup' or ram, to delivering her very first lamb. It's a journey that doesn't stop in spring. Come summer it's time for shearing and Kate returns to the farm to learn her way around a fleece. There's also a chance to catch up with Humble the lamb, plus the farming year comes full circle. By the end of August, it's market day, and Kate joins the Beavans at auction to see if all their hard work has paid off.

For Kate it's the end of an incredible year, a year which has made her think about whether she's cut out for sheep farming. Could it be time to get a flock of her own?

1 hour

Last on

Sun 5 Dec 2010 17:30
BBC Two except Scotland