Sunday, 8 March 2015

Spring has arrived at Court Farm in Somerset

It looks like Spring has finally arrived. We spent a fun day bottle feeding the lambs, cooing over the chicks, watching some baby goats settle into their new home and lots of fun on the zip wire at Court Farm in Somerset.

In Britain we love to moan about the weather. But if we didn't have the damp & dreary Winter months, I don't think we'd appreciate the re-emergence of the sun & lazy days outdoors quite as much. My Mum has a friend with a son who is an artist in Los Angeles. He loves to travel back in Winter to his parent's house in the UK just to see the beauty of a frost in the morning.

Saturday was the first day this year we've all been out & about without our coats on...a red letter day for us Brits!

It really was lovely to feel the warm sun on our faces.

Court Farm is located about 2-3 miles outside Weston-super-Mare and in my opinion, March & April are two of the best months to visit. They have lots of baby lambs to feed & all the children who came along to sit on a straw bale got a chance to hold a bottle. Some were brave enough to hold very wriggly lambs for a cuddle. Magoo loved holding the bottle, although it's always a shock to see how strong these small lambs are when they get a whiff of some milk.

We also saw baby chicks making quick progress around the farmyard...with the mother hen never too far away.

There is plenty of farm land to roam over and we took a stroll down to the lake to say hello to the donkeys.

Alongside the newer residents taking most of the limelight in the large barn, there is a selection of more 'mature' sheep, goats, ponies and pigs in various other barns dotted around Court Farm.

Enjoying our first outdoor ice lolly of the season...

Court Farm also has plenty of outdoor play space, including a large wooden fort, trampolines and Magoo's favourite - zip wires!

I'm linking up with these lovely blogs Country Kids, #ordinarymoments over on www.mummydaddyandmemakesthree.co.uk, #magicmoments on theoliversmadhouse.co.uk, Let Kids be Kids, ‘Living Arrows' on Shutterflies blog and last, but not least #brilliantblogposts over on honestmum.com

4 comments:

Coombe Mill said...

March and April are my favourite months here at Coombe Mill for all the same reasons, we are still waiting for our first lamb here but I'm sure it won't be long. Looks like you chose a perfect day to visit court Farm and their spring newborns are clearly well under way. Thank you for sharing a great looking outing on country Kids.

Katie @mummydaddyme said...

I loved this post- the little chicks are just adorable as are the lambs- we went to feed some last year and the girls loved it, we need to do it again. Saturday was such a lovely Spring day- let's hope it has arrived for good now! x

Carie said...

Oh what a beautiful day you had - we had sunshine too and it was so lovely to be without our coats, you can never quite move properly in lots of layers can you. And how cute are the lambs and chicks - they're just gorgeous!

Karen Bell said...

What a lovely place. Farms at this time of year are great. I love seeing the lambs and chicks. Looks like you had a wonderful day with some good sunshine.
Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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