What a gem we have in our midst in this lovely 2 acre farm. Yesterday it was their Spring Fair and what a treat..My daughter and grand-daughter and of course me, had an absolutely fantastic few hours.
I bought 6 new laid eggs for £2.40, would have bought more but the way my little Ruby was going through the packets of animal feed...
She loved every single living thing there and much to my amazement for a toddler was entranced by the handsome young man demonstrating the shearing of a massive North Down sheep, due to the sheep not being very co-operative it took a lot longer than expected.
The ducks, the geese,the little piglets all had their fair share of seed scattered all over their heads and if any seed went on the path she insisted on picking up every grain and popping it back in! I will go again and get some of the lovely herbs they had for sale and their home made chutney.
The icing on the cake for Ruby was the clown band, she followed them around and refused to come out the farm when they were near the entrance, she sang, she danced,jumped and twisted her little arms back and forth. everytime we went to go she said'one more' and made several on lookers smile, she would stop if any one came over to dance with her and start again if they moved!
What a lovely, lovely time we had, priceless..we should support it while we still have it.
Last year it cost almost £20.00 to take her to a hardys farm near skegness...she had it! Surrey Docks farm was a donations only and the sale of goods went directly to the farm..the cheese whirls were lovely incidentally! lol
I love the place, too. I've bought goats meat, duck eggs and sausages there, all really wonderful and the children always have a fabulous time. Ours were really transfixed one time by a goat who had just had a kid and was eating the placenta when we visited.
I really like there herb garden at the back, you can see lots of plants very few people have in their garden, for instance plants that make all sorts of dyes.
I may phone them up Katia, never knew they sold goat meat, will buy some in a few weeks and try to get a lady I know to make me curry goat! I never actually made it into the herb garden due our miniature dr.doolittle wandering all over, but I did see some herbs, I noted they had garlic Mustard growing wild, and also lemon balm ( never plant it in your garden by the way!) you'll be trying to get rid of it for years..
One more bit, the farm are always grateful for any spare seeds, veg. or flowers..shredded wheat are giving away free seeds in their boxes..if you eat shredded wheat and don t need the seeds..you could always send them to the farm..
If any one has fans of Blue Peter in their midst, the Blue Peter Team are visiting the farm on the 20th June, and for any aspiring blacksmiths they hold classes Saturdays 12-2pm..then of course you can indulge in a spot of Yoga, be healthy...then go to the Cafe and have a bit to eat!