Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Sunshine, cows and journey sticks at Open Farm Day


It was Open Farm Sunday this Sunday, and we had a lovely time at Romshed Farm in Underriver.

It was a rare day of sunshine so we packed a picnic and our wellies. We joined the tour a bit late, so we didn't hear much about their animals or their organic ways, but we did get to see their turkey chicks and ducklings. The piglets were hiding very well.

I spent a lot of the tour wrestling Orla away from the electric fences (toddler horror) and explaining to Calum why they were there in the first place.

Enjoying the puddles
After the tour we went for a walk past cows and sheep. By this point Orla was much more interested in the puddles than anything else (hooray for wellies!)

My winning stick

All the way round the farm we made journey sticks - something I've never seen before but will definitely do again. We collected things we found and attached them to a stick with a piece of string. Doesn't sound much, but it all ended up very competitive in my family.

Of course, my stick won.

Romshed Farm is holding an open evening on Thursday 28 June from 6pm - with bat walks, moth traps - and food and drink.

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