Autumn 2012- Dotty our Kune Kune had a litter of piglets, unfortunately she turned on the babies and we had to take the decision to take the piglets away and bottle feed them! They are doing well in the circumstances and getting lots of cuddles!
March 2012- we have just picked up 3 little goat kids, who are so friendly, Alvin , Theodore and Simon will be out on visits soon. We are now busy lambing, nearly all the ewes have had healthy twins so we have been really lucky.
Well we are all looking forward to a really exciting 2012!
We are busy getting ready for the start of the new season which begins in February, last year we visited a record 130 schools, nurseries, children’s centres and events and we are already on track to beat this in 2012.
This year we are moving the farm to a new location and James is spending every weekend building a new barn for the animals, we are hoping to move early April and it has taken a while to get all the fencing and barn built but all the hard work will be worth it in the end!!
All our visits are different but wherever we go, the animals always get a fantastic response! Sometimes it will be the first time a child has ever touched a calf or lamb and it is lovely to be able to give this opportunity and teach children how important the animals are within British Farming..
In addition to the schools we also went on some unusual visits last year including taking the pigs to the feed the 5K event in trafalgar square, that is one that I won’t forget!
We will have some new baby lambs and calves but also the children’s favourites; daisy and dafffodil the goats, mipsey,mopsey and mo the Kune Kune pigs and not forgetting Holly and Teasel the dogs which the children all love!
We are now fully booked for March and April (except Easter holidays) but still have availability for May- July.