I didn’t realise it was the first day of Spring on Sunday, until we got home from a trip to Home Farm at Wimpole Hall, a lovely National Trust estate near us. What a perfect way to spend the start of Spring, running around a beautiful location full of flowers and baby animals of course. The kids had a great time exploring and playing on the tractors.
We saw baby lambs, piglets and chickens and we even got to brush the donkeys. I couldn’t believe that the donkeys were 22 and 23, I had no idea that donkeys could live that long. Let alone their estimated life expectancy age of 50! It’s amazing. You could have a donkey for life, literally. They had such soft ears and heads, I could have stayed talking to them for hours. The baby chickens looked funny, they had feathery bodies and fluffy yellow heads. Like they were half baby chick and half nearly grown up. And the piglets, well they were just adorable. Play fighting and making sweet squealy noises, I itched ones head and ears and it wagged it’s tail like a dog. I fell in love. So adorable. One of the mummy pigs about to farrow stood up and was leaning on her gate, she was taller than Daddy. It was fascinating.
After we spent some time looking at the animals and Isla saying how stinky they were, we played in the playground for a while. Jumping around in the straw bales and driving around on the tractors – they were a huge hit with the little ones. It’s amazing what a little play tractor can do. We will definitely be coming back to Home Farm, hopefully in time to see the other lambs when they arrive towards the April time.