Kissing Goodbye to the April Sunshine

Posted on April 30th, 2016

We escaped the snow up country; in fact I think we fared better than most with some beautiful April sunshine and glorious evenings. OK there have been a few hailstorms in between and it has been chilly at times, but it has also been properly warm in the sun. I think the farm agrees, we have had two sets of twin lambs born this week, our little pet goat came off the heat lamp and the farm is finally greening up for summer.

Photo highlights from the week:

I’m starting off with Clio on the evening train ride just to prove we did have some truly beautiful warm days.

Clio driving the Coombe Mill train #train #railway #holiday #farm #countrykids #countrygirl

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Goats are such comical animals and love to climb and explore. Queenie our pet goat follows me on my farm rounds and loves to stop and play. I think the April sunshine has really gone to her head.

#goatantics on a slide

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It always makes an interesting feed run when there are new born lambs to discover. We are nearly through lambing now and I think I can safely say it has been our best season ever.

 I mentioned how the farm was greening up for spring; you can really see it here compared to the last couple of weeks around the river and lakes.

The River Camel in April Sunshine at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall.

Walking the farm at dusk and locking up is one of my favourite times for photos. I love this photo of Guy looking down over the farm.

Late night walk

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And this one looking out at the sunset.

#Sunset over the valley here in #Cornwall tonight

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We even took advantage of the last of the April sunshine for some Maypole dancing in Activity Hour and made maypoles and bunting for a fairy party. More of this to follow on next week’s #CountryKids, but if you crept back to the fairy Gardens at dusk you would have seen the gnomes joining the dancing.

The week was totally blown away for me on Friday discovering I was shortlisted in the BIBs for Social Media and Readers Choice. Thank you if you voted for me, it really means the world. Of course that means the next round is up. There are some great blogs in all the categories, do check them out and please vote for your favourites.  If you are one of them good luck!

BIBs Shortlist for Coombe Mill in Social Media and Readers Choice

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend, I hope the April sunshine stays for May

Fiona