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Day At The Farm

by greenrabbitdesigns

A rare breeds farm to be precise.
This little farm is just three miles from my home and is run by the local council. As well as the rare breeds it has lots of friendly little pet farm animals who are only to happy to be stroked and petted and made a fuss of.

This is an Irish Moiled cow which is actually quite a rare breed.

How could you possibly not pat that head …..

….. or stroke those ears! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lots of noise from this area!!

They had …..

sweet little birds, …..

cute little goats …..

and adorable little ponies!

This lot were the smelliest and the noisiest but without doubt the funniest. ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course keeping the best to the last, they had a barn full of gorgeous bunnies. This farm is where we got our two bunnies about 12 years ago, they lived for 9 years and gave us so much pleasure.

And just look as this nest of baby bunnies, just so cute!!!

This really is a well run little farm. You can bring your bag of bread or carrots and feed the animals. Children are actively encouraged to stroke and enjoy the animals which I think is great as that can only help them to respect animals and treat them with the care and kindness they deserve. They provide excellent hand washing and dying facilities at the end of your visit and there is no entrance charge. All in all a brilliant family day out!

Just before I go I would like to thank you all for your very kind comments on my last post, I really, really appreciated them.

Hope you all have a lovely week. ๐Ÿ™‚

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lily August 22, 2011 - 10:03 pm

My favourite type of farm…………… when the children were small we used to visit Shortwood Farm, very close to where we live………….I have fond memories of my little ones collecting eggs and bottle feeding the baby sheep, they even milked a cow once and enjoyed tractor rides. I will have to don my wellies, borrow a grandchild and enjoy another visit.

Lovely images, especially those baby bunnies.

lily x

Abigail@abigail*ryan August 23, 2011 - 12:31 am

Wow, that looks amazing! Can you let me know where it is?… Ryan and I would love to go ๐Ÿ™‚ x

Mia August 23, 2011 - 6:04 am

Look at those baby bunnies! Adorable! No wonder you love it there, Viv! And all the other pretty animals, looks just the place I would love to visit with my nephew!

Happy and sunny greetings from Finland!

Yours,
Mia

Jane August 23, 2011 - 9:15 am

Wow a nest of bunnies, how snug they look Vivienne….but you of course know at which photo I went ahhhhhhh…of course the saddle back pigs…what a handsome group they are……smell..what smell-LOL.
Have a great week, it is absolutely pouring with rain here this morning…typical for my day off!
Jane x

marigold jam August 23, 2011 - 10:22 am

Stunning photo of the cockerel and I just love those little donkeys and wished I had been there to pet those.

Margaret August 23, 2011 - 10:25 am

The faces on these animals and birds are so sweet and gentle.
The kids must absolutely love seeing them and being able to pet them.
The adults too of course ๐Ÿ™‚

Margaret

Helen Philipps August 23, 2011 - 11:56 am

What a wonderful farm – it sounds so well run and organised. I loved seeing all the animals and birds, especially the donkeys and the bunnies.
Have a happy week, Vivienne.
Helen x

Patty August 23, 2011 - 1:39 pm

For some reason Safari isn’t displaying WordPress blogs properly, no photos, wonder if it’s just me! Anyway opening in Firefox and all is ok, I got to see the lovely animal pics. What a stunning cockerel and a cute nest of bunnies, such a lovely place for kids…. and adults!
Sally x

Stephanie August 23, 2011 - 3:36 pm

Dear Vivienne,

How wonderful; internet is back. Your photographs are beautiful. My little youngest is PASSIONATE about animals. I realise that most children are, of course but somehow they seem to be a profound priority to her existence. This farm would be paradise on earth to her; a place where animals are happy and well taken care of.

I agree; that sheep really needs to have its head patted.

Kristyne August 23, 2011 - 5:30 pm

Something about babies of any species – so adorable! But that rooster right off the bat there Vivienne … kinda scared me for a sec … wasn’t expecting THAT image on your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m awake now!!!

Simone August 23, 2011 - 7:12 pm

Such a lovely farm – especially the baby bunnies. I think my favourite has to be the cockeral with his huge comb and wattle! I bet he’s a hit with the hens!!!x

Jenny August 23, 2011 - 9:13 pm

Love the first pic of the cockeral, it’s a great shot. The farm looks like just the sort of place I used to love going as a child… there is too much ‘behind glass/fences’ now, so for the children to be able to get up close to the animals is really a good thing. The bunnies are also adorable! x

tinajo August 23, 2011 - 9:20 pm

I love places like these, so much fun for every age! ๐Ÿ™‚

jooles August 23, 2011 - 9:22 pm

What a wonderful little farm…those bunnies…ahhhhhhh
Thankyou for your last post, i would never have known about scarves for Japan otherwise, my little craft group are going to make some..such a lovely idea and it is nice to be able to do something useful
jooles x

@home August 23, 2011 - 9:48 pm

Free entry, how wonderful…. I love the hen in the picture, and the rest of them too, I wish it were close enough for me to visit….
Sue Xxx

thelinencat August 24, 2011 - 6:27 am

I love this kind of place, we go to Kent Museum of Life quite often and feed the animals there. As my family are Farmers, the boys get a bit spoilt when we go home meeting animals but to be honest, they are way more interested in riding on my brother’s tractor- lol! Free entry, great, there’s not a lot of that around here. Bx

Amanda Wytas-Ackermann August 25, 2011 - 4:10 am

WOW what a great farm! Love those yellow birds – how funky and cute are they?!?! Those itty bitty bunnies – I can’t show the kids them or they will want a bunny ๐Ÿ™‚

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