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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Spring is in the air! - Saturday 22nd March 2014

Hello Friends,

A very quick post today as we have been into Bristol all day and are now back home a short time before popping out again (so will catch up with you all later)...

I thought you might like to see some photos from Adam's Farm yesterday...for my friends from abroad, Adam Henson is a farmer and presenter on a BBC TV programme that aims to bring the Countryside into our homes every week - Countryfile. His farm is a working farm, but also a rare breeds centre in the Cotswolds. In fact, the Centre, run by his Dad, was open (on a much smaller scale), when I was a child.

We try and get there on or around my birthday every year (it's just over an hour's drive for us). It coincides with lambing, so is a special time to visit.

This young pig was enjoying a contented nap

These are pullets (hens before they come into lay for the firs time) These are between 12-16 weeks old. The Buff Orpington below is just like Penny when we got her

This is a close up of the kid in the photo below. They were having a lovely snooze under the lamp! There;s another close up of the one right in the middle, below

This little lamp is just a few days old

Above and below, my British friends may recall the TV series "Lambing Live' and the lamb that presenter Kate Humble delivered on the first series in 2010. The lamb, named Humble, was pretty weak to begin with, but survived and was presented to Kate. She is homed at the Centre and we see her every year. This is her four years on, looking very contented. She isn't in lamb herself, because of a weakness they don't risk it, but she keeps the other ewes company in the lambing shed - by the way, Lambing Live is back next week, this time from Scotland

Here we are being given a lesson in lambing with the help of a one day old lamb- he couldn't hold her for long because Mum in the stall next to him wanted her back

This is a Cotswold Sheep, I just love their fleece
A little Gloucestershire Old Spot piglet with his mum

An Exmoor pony
and here I am feeding the goats

Hope you enjoyed this quick trip around the farm, there was so much more obviously...must fly now, be back with craft tomorrow!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Hi Carole, thank you SO much for sharing your photos, I love Adam and his farm (and his presenting) but most of all I love how he cares for his wonderful animals. Mr dream is to hold a new-born lamb - maybe one day! Your photos are wonderful - thanks again. Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Morning Carole,
    Thanks for the trip around Adam's farm, lovely photos.

  3. Carole, I didn't realise that when you said you were going to visit the farm that it was Adam who presents on country file we always watch it, love how he cares for his animals. Great photos those goats are cute. Hazel xx

  4. What a lovely post thank you so much for posting all those lovely photo's, I love Country File! You can almost hope Spring has come to stay except that it has gone cold again and is hailing as I write! Glad you had such a great time, thanks agian. Hugs Barb xx

  5. Looks like you had a really lovely day, I can see a visit coming on for us, we have seen it on TV but didn't quite realise it isn't too far away.

  6. Carole I thoroughly LOVE your posts!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful day with us.

    I am giggling over the Cotswold sheep! Loving that fleece : ) I have never seen a Cotswold sheep before : )

    I love it all from the chubby piglet to the dontcha-wanna-hug-him! lamb : ) best of all is seeing pictures of you, friend (love your scarf!) having fun on the farm : )

    Thanks a bunch for sharing!!


  7. Looks like you had a lovely time, beautiful animals! ~Diane

  8. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos! It looks like an amazing place and I'm glad you had a great time.