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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares life on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. Step into our beautiful 30 acres and experience nature close up with farming and educational crafts in stunning North Cornwall. Family, fun and adventure start here.