PIP'S PAGES April 2007
Well boys and girls, Easter was a really busy time at the farm. Lots of families came to walk round the Easter trail, explore the farm, look at the animals and of course to feed the lambs. The beautiful willow deer eco artists Jeff and Heather made looks amazing standing at the water's edge.*
We have had another exciting delivery from Laneside Farm, West Bradford. Ben, our shepherd brought us a beautiful Jersey heifer calf. She was born on 1st January 2007. She was slightly nervous after her bumpy ride in the trailer but she soon settled down in her pen next to the Nip and Tuck the 2 Kune Kune pigs. The plan is to rear her by hand, eventually put her in calf and to incorporate her into our educational visit programme. When she first arrived all our neighbours knew as she has the loudest Moo you ever heard! We haven't got a name for her yet. Has anyone a suggestion? Piccalilli is one idea Fudge another.
Anne and Mike down at the big vegetable garden heard all the mooing and were curious. They have the plot well under control ready for growing lots of fruit and vegetables. We have been making a new path so that when the farm is open in the summer families can walk down and have a look at how the garden is growing. We have a new greenhouse at the other garden by the cottage. Mike and Anne recently put the glass in for us and now we have to get cracking with the students to get some seeds growing.
I have to admit now that I have been really naughty.
Joy and Mac caught the white and brown rabbit that escaped a month ago
and has been eating all Joy's butterfly garden and the herbs in the yard.
They put it in a small hutch and I got so overexcited when they were
busy elsewhere, pawed at the cage and it escaped again.
Joy is so cross with me.
She and Mac took ages trying to catch it with the nursery fire guard
and a laundry basket.
Fortunately for me there is not much left for it to eat
and the replacement plants are protected.
I'm really in the dog house!
Joy is making a woodland activity walk for our first family wildlife evening on Friday the 27th April at 6:30. If I'm really good I may be allowed to help.
*Jeff and Heather are running a basket making day for teenagers and adults later on this year if you are interested please email Joy firstname.lastname@example.org to get more details.
Tel 01706 218614 for more details of what's going on at Cronkshaw Fold Farm.