Friday, 10 April 2009

Easter Babies

Today the weatherman said it would rain. Luckily he was wrong and so we woke to blue skies and the warmest day yet. Little Bun had wanted to visit her favourite ever place for her birthday, Easton Farm. She was desperate to see all the baby animals that had been born. With her well again we thought today was the perfect day, all very Eastery seeing chicks and lambs.
Just as you pass through the picture perfect village before the farm there are a few of these Tots TV cottages. I always wonder who lives here and imagine them living the most idyllic fairytale life.

Easton Park Farm was one the Model Farms built in the late C19th for rich landowners to play at farmer, now many years later it is an educational farm. We absolutely love coming here as we can touch and feed all the animals, walk around the 32 acres of woodland and fields, make a wish in the fountain and just feel genuinely happy to be here.

Lots of the animals were still pregnant, but many had given birth to the most beautiful babes. The photos are a bit blurry as I didn't want to use a flash and frighten them. This pygmy goat with her three young ones melted us. We have wanted pygmy goats for a while now and seeing these little ones meant we already had the hut mentally built in our garden for them.

Easter chicks.

This pair were having a quiet parental moment together. They had buried their kittens under the straw.

Day old guinea pigs.

This pair had given up on the milk and just chucked themselves straight in the foodbowl.

After seeing all these beauties we went for a fantastic walk around fields of sheep. Little Bun was in heaven as she absolutely adores sheep (or Betty's as they are called by her). Mr Bun and I dared to call a pair of sheep a bit maingey looking and got told off for being rude to them followed by a long hard stare.

Before going home the buns milked Mildred a very easy going cow.

When we got in I thought we had better get a bit of easter baking done. So we opted for Brownies and biscuits so we could use our easter cookie cutters. For plain biscuits the Bun's love these ones from Apples for Jam. Before anything happens I need my glasses so I can actually read the recipe and we can get baking.

We've already eaten far too many and feel a bit sick. How are we going to fit any eggs in?
Wishing you a lovely Easter.


  1. Lovely pictures!! Happy Easter x

  2. eeekkk..
    cuteness overload - such sweet babies..
    we have been asked to take on some rare breed goats this year and we are busy planning their area - very good fences needed as goats are so very, very naughty!
    hope you managed to squeeze in some choccie eggs :)
    happy easter to you all
    t x

  3. happy easter to you too :-) lovely pictures of all the new babies!!
    and the biscuits looked good as well
    lesley x

  4. Looks like a perfect day! Thanks for dropping by with your lovely feedback. Happy easter!

  5. Oh my goodness - those pygmy kids are the sweetest things I've ever seen!
    What a lovely place to visit.
    Happy Easter.

  6. Hi hope you had a lovely easter time. Little Buns birthday looks wonderfull. Lots of fun and laughter.
    Hope your sale went well too, it looks lovely all set out and displayed
    Those baby guinea pigs are so cute
    take care x Dom

  7. What a fantastic day you all had. The pics are lovely. We have lambs in the field next door. You can't help but smile when you see them.

    I don't think I could part with my crochet blanket after all that hard work, it took nearly as long as a pregnancy! Someone has already asked if its for sale! Not on your nelly!
    I'm sure you'll make yours for your daughter though, and it will be made with love.

    love fi x

  8. What sweet pictures! Love your blog :)

  9. I so enjoyed this sweet, fluffy, happy post. The chicks below are super cute too.
    you have a lovely blog, so glad I hopped by

  10. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.



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