Springtime down on the Farm
This little piggy....
The piglets born last month on the Farm have grown and are doing well, loving the sunshine we have had recently and wallowing in their mud baths. One of Tallulah the Tamworth's piglets was the smallest of the litter, so the Farm staff have been feeding him extra milk to help him grow. Thanks to a fun naming competition on Facebook, this little piglet is now known as Captain Tom. Visit The Farm's Facebook page all the recent animal videos from down on the Farm.
All of the expected lambs have been born and are thriving at the Farm. We have 38 new lambs in total and they are Suffolk crosses, mules and Leeicester Longwools.
9 chicks hatched on 1 April (no we aren't kidding!) and they are already up and running around and able to feed themselves. There are two types of chicks at the Farm - Cream Legbar and Exchequer Leghorn. The cream legbar lay blue eggs, while the exchequer leghorn's lay spotted eggs that look sort of like a dalmation with white and black markings.
Bringing the Farm to you
We plan to bring you informative ‘Lambing Talks’ whilst the ewes are inside and of course lots of footage of cute lambs, piglets and chicks to brighten up everyone's day! The ewes are doing well looking after their new young ones and regular updates on the new lambs can be followed on our social channels.
Berry, our Jersey cow, is due to calve on 15th May and we have got everything crossed for a little heifer calf this year.
Out in the fields
With The Farm being currently closed we are taking advantage of having a bit more time to do some field work. Harrowing and rolling is in full swing to ensure we get the grass really going now and we all love a bit of muck spreading!
So for now, please take care of yourselves, stay safe and make sure to follow us on our social channels to keep you updated on all the animal antics over the next few weeks.
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Adopted Animal Updates
See how Prancer the Reindeer and Frosty the Donkey are getting on in our Adopt An Animal page.