Easter Holiday Fun

Posted on April 2nd, 2016

Weather forecast mistakes for the Easter holiday

We have enjoyed some lovely Easter holiday weather over the last few years and this one was gearing up to be a disappointment. Thankfully it was a case of a pessimistic forecast and the reality was a pleasant surprise to us and our Easter holiday makers.

 

Capturing a chicken and watching her feed by hand brings a smile every day.

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We managed an epic Easter Egg Hunt in the sun last Sunday. I had hidden 175 eggs around the different play areas and successfully engaged children from age 2 to 12 with cryptic clues and farm riddles.

 

We barely noticed the passing of storm Katie and had more sunshine than I would have thought possible from the forecast. In fact the sun came though the following morning glistening on the spring buds.

Easter holiday flowers and buds after the rain at Coombe Mill Family Farm Cornwall. UK

We had two sets of twin lambs born this week, both are thriving, one set with Mum in the field, while the other had to be taken in by us. Sadly the mother literally dumped and left, fortunately it was just at the start of the feed run and we spotted what had happened. The abandoned twins are in our shed and thriving with plenty of attention from all our Easter holiday guests and have taken to bottle feeding.

Last feed with Guy tonight. These two are really getting the hang of a bottle now.

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A few days on and they enjoy nothing more than coming out of the shed and following you around the farm. I can see they are going to be the highlight of the week again this week coming with more Easter holiday guests just arrived.

Clio and abandoned twin lambs  at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall. UK

Our baby bunnies and chicks are continuing to grow and the farm shouts spring time from every corner. From the beach to the river here at Coombe Mill our kids and our Easter holiday visitors have been in the water. This is my benchmark of a happy holiday.

Surfing guys and gals of mine

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I love the longer evenings and spring sunsets, I hope your Easter holiday has been one to remember too.  

 

You’d swear I painted this not photographed it #sunset #Cornwall

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