Milking cows and new lambs

The very lovely people at Cosatto collected my pushchair on Tuesday and sent me a loan in its place.  Today my pushchair came back, all fixed.  One of the front wheels had broken and it made steering rather tricky.  The girls and I had to wait in but luckily it came before lunch.  I decided I would treat the girls and take them out to a nearby Open farm, as they had had to wait in two days this week for parcels.

The farm had several sheep all overdue with their lambs.  It felt like sheep Maternity ward as we watched inside the barn.  The sheep were enormous and you could tell uncomfortable.  They would stand and we watched as their body seemed to move quickly, their ears would go back and they stood frozen almost panting, then go about normal sheep business before repeating the process.  Many kept seemingly digging the straw in an attempt to get comfy.  

Although we missed it by 5 minutes one sheep had just had triplets and earlier that morning another two births.  We caught the end of one birth and its lovely to watch how instinct takes over in the sheep to mother and care for the little lambs.

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watching sheepnew born lamb

My daughter loves the farm and was telling me all about the different animals.  She really loved watching the pigs

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I loved the cheeky goats

climb on

I think my daughters favourite part though other than the slides

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was milking the cows

checking cow

milking cow

checking milk

milk

This day I love milking cows and new lambs

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  1. What a great little farm and all the same animals as us! I can't wait for all our spring babies, it is such an exciting time of year to be involved with farming. I would love one of those cow milkers, that would be awesome! I am going to pin that one on my Coombe Mill wish list pinterest board if that is OK? Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

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    1. I love going to lambing and watching the new lambs. I think you should have a cow milker and the overhead walk ways were so much fun too! Yes you can pin onto the board

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  2. awwww i used to love taking Burton to a farm park near us when he was younger but it shut down when Jenson came along sadly. i was smiling at your description of all those sheep as a sheep maternity wards lol. how wonderful that your daughter got to try her hand at milking a cow too! sounds like a really lovely trip x x

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    1. It was a lovely day out. It really reminded me of maternity ward with the sheep pacing up and down in labour. All that was missing was some birth balls

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  3. I love the farm park and seeing all the new baby animals. Such a fun day out. Lovely photos.

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    1. Love the new baby animals its so cute to see

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  4. We're going to a farm next week so I can't wait now after reading your post. Love the way you described the pregnant sheep, I know ho that feels :D

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    1. I know how it feels all too well. Felt really sorry for the sheep they seemed so un comfy

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  5. What a great little place to explore. The girls love being near animals

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    1. It is a lot of fun, did you have a good holiday?

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  6. awww how fun!!

    following you from the blog hop :)

    Melanie
    The 5th Level of Motherhood

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    1. Thank you, really was fun. I am following back

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  7. What a wonderful post. Reminds me of when I was a kid and how much fun it was when we used to raise goats! Cheers.

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    1. Thank you, glad I brought back happy memories. Raising goats sounds like fun!

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  8. looks like a lovely farm, great photos xx

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  9. How lovely, it looks like you had a great time :). I do love this time of year xx

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    1. Spring is definitely coming when you see the lambs

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  10. This has reminded me I must take my two to the farm soon. We live near a working farm so often see the cows but we also have a commercial farm nearby where kids can feed the lambs and goats xx

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    1. I should visit ours more often, they girls love it

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  11. What a brilliant day out. I love seeing little lambs x

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    1. We had loads of fun and loved seeing the lambs

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  12. Great day out, we love visiting local farms too :0)

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  13. Layla this is such a lovely post, I think sometimes we miss the beauty in watching our children and seeing them learn. (i am very guilty of this) This is part of the reason i love you blog concept!

    I would of loved to see the baby lambs being born!

    Thanks so much for linking up today its a lovely #magicmoment :-) xx

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  14. What lovely pictures, and it sounds like they had an amazing time.

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  15. Great post, sounds like a lovely day xx

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  16. The pictures are brilliant. Open farms are the most wonderful places for children, they look like they had so much fun

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    1. Cant wait for weather to improve to go again

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  17. Ah love spring and spring lambs, what a fabulous day out x

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