It's been so busy this week supporting the farm and keeping my toddler entertained without our usual classes that I'm a bit delayed in writing this. But I didn't want to miss the chance to talk about one of the busiest days I've had at the farm in a while.
It feels really strange to say that it's busy at the farm with so many people at various stages of lockdown but life at the farm doesn't stop, our animals still need to be fed and cared for. Casey and I are doing what we can to support the farm work at this difficult time and reviewing things as we go along.
We were last helping with the farm work on Monday, and what a day it was, I was about ready for bed at dinner time. With so many baby animals, some new arrivals, fields drying up and a limited number of volunteers there's such a list of things to do.
Casey really loves farm life and is so good at getting stuck into the work, and I think he has a new favourite job at the farm. The chicken feeding might just be taking second place to feeding our new rescue rabbits and guinea pigs. I'm really not going to complain, any excuse to cuddle one of our four rescue guinea pigs is good with me.
As I mentioned, our fields are finally starting to dry out from a very wet winter where all of our animals had to be taken into the dry. But now the sun is shining and the grass is growing we really need to work on getting everyone outside, they not only enjoy it, it can decrease food costs too.
Our first animals to get out and have a good run around were Coco and Eli and Caroline and I were lucky enough to lead them out to their paddock for the first time on Monday. Considering they've been in their winter residence for five months they were really relaxed to begin with, we couldn't believe it. After a few minutes they realised they were free to run and it was worth waiting for, to see them run, jump and roll was fantastic, you really should watch the video if you get chance.
We've also got some great things to share with you coming up, so keep a look out on our social media for the story of Cuthbert, lots of baby animals and hopefully a bit of fun. If there's anything you'd like to know or see please do get in touch and don't forget we're still taking shout out requests.
Until next time.
Kara and Casey