I can’t think of a better way of spending a gorgeously, sunny March Sunday than getting out in the sunshine and seeing signs of spring in abundance.
We spent yesterday lunchtime (Mother’s Day, happy belated Mother’s Day by the way!) at Forty Hall Farm’s lambing event and whilst we didn’t actually see any lambs being born (I’ve seen enough birthing action anyway thank you) we did see some very new ones and got to feed their parents too.
As well as sheep, we said hello to other farm animals – the Shire horse, cows, pigs and goats.
And met the mythical Enfield creature again, he had been in hibernation over winter (and squirts water just when you don’t expect it!). Imogen wasn’t sure about him.
The girls loved clambering on the old tractors (though Imogen was frustrated they didn’t move) and rode the toy tractors into the Orchard.
Crafts, Stories and Fairies
We took part in some crafts and listened to a story read by a fairy.
The fairy caught a butterfly – well the butterfly caught the fairy really. It flew onto her boot and didn’t want to leave! We watched as she set it free outside. The butterfly seemed nervous of flying off and we wondered if it had just left it’s chrysalis and was still working out what to do.
The girls convinced us that they should have an ice-cream before we left, the first of many to come I suppose, if this sunshine is here to stay.
Read about our visit to Apple Day at Forty Hall Farm here.