Springtime on the farm

Posted on April 9th, 2016

Springtime Weather watch

I don’t know about where you are, but this is turning in to a chilly springtime here in Cornwall. That said it has been much drier and sunnier than the forecast suggested which has benefitted our Easter holiday guests and the animals.

Spring Lambs

Our abandoned twin lambs continue to thrive and have been named Jack and Jill. Just as I predicted last week they have been the talk of the week for the guests who have helped me out no end volunteering to feed them. Being hand reared they run up to everyone who visits them rooting round for a bottle at any time of day.

Lunchtime feed for Jack and Jill. #bottlefeeding #lambs #farmlife #farming #holidays #Cornwall

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We have had 2 more ewes give birth this week at the start of the morning tractor rides. Both have bonded beautifully with their offspring. This next photo was taken minutes after the birth, I have deliberately clipped it to spare you the gorey details behind as she has her bottom to the camera! 

Springtime ewe and new born lamb at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays, Cornwall. UK

Fluffy Chicks

I had worried with a power cut during storm Katie that we would have lost all our incubated eggs. I had run them across from my house to the farm shed where we still had power but didn’t hold out too much hope for them reaching term. Their due date passed with no sign of life and we were going to turn off the incubator when a chick emerged. Over the course of the next 2 days we managed 3 healthy chicks who really do feel like miracle births.

This little chick is newly hatched today. #farm #chick #newborn #farming #farmlife #holidays #farmholiday

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Fishing Success

Guy has been in demand this week for his fishing lessons and the adults have been making the most of the longer evenings on our lakes too. This one looked like a whopper to me, though I am told he was only around 5lbs.

Springtime Sunsets

Finally with a few unexpectedly sunny evenings I couldn’t resist a few countryside sunset photos again this week of which this was my favourite looking over the neighbour’s farm.

As #night draws in #Cornwall #sunset #sillouette #countryside #countryliving

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We have some special offers in over April and May if you fancy a springtime break with us.