On Saturday we headed over to Mill Farm for Lambing Day like proper country folk.
The bit I was most excited about (apart from the food of course) was seeing the lambs. These little guys were only about 4 days old and the three of them sat quietly with their Mum. I don’t need to tell you how adorable they were, you can see for yourself.
These lambs were born at the end of March. Slightly bigger but still every bit as fluffy.
A very handsome chook walked around the yard.
We picked up a few goodies from the shop. If you ever visit, the chocolate brownies are amazing – handmade by a local lady. Sometimes they have walnuts inside, other times they contain chunks of chocolate. They’re a bit moreish and we struggle to make the pack last more than a day.
They have a lovely seated area outside so we stopped for some snacks before walking the Mill Farm Trail.
Freshly made hot chocolate and a scone.
We saw lots of cows on the trail. They were quite protective of their calves and shuffled them away from the fence when they saw us. However, the females in the next field along were nosey and followed us along the path, some breaking into a run to reach the bottom of the field! We hoped there was a gate at the end and we weren’t about to experience ‘death by cow’. They had lots of pigs but this one was my favourite because his ears were so big they covered his eyes.
I jumped onto a gate to pose for a new website photo but didn’t realise how high the gate actually was until I had to get down again! I think the expression on my face says it all.
If you live in the Alton/Farnham/Guildford area, Mill Farm shop is worth a visit. They sell vegetables, fantastic organic meat, cheeses, pantry goods and lots of other nice things. Be warned though – if you go there feeling peckish you’ll want to buy everything 🙂