Yesterday, I visited a local farm at Graves Park in Sheffield. I’ve got to say that I’m not really a lover of animals but I had heard about the new borns and I really wanted to go and see them. I was feeling quite mixed emotions actually as I am absolutely terrified or all kinds of birds so the chickens/ducks/turkeys were not good for me at all! But then I adore pigs so I was really excited to go and see the new born piglets. The main reason I wanted to go was to get some pictures with my new camera and I think I got some great snaps. I’ll post some of them below and you have to let me know what you think.
Graves Park really is a great place. It has a farm that stocks all kinds of animals, a large playground, a cafe/restrauant, a lake and lots of grassy fields. It’s a really great day out, especially for the little ones and the best thing about it is you only need to pay for the parking. Everything else is free! How good is that?
Right back to my farm trip: The piglets were 100% my highlight of the day! They were absolutely adorable. When we first got there they were fast asleep but we hung around and finally got to see the little cuties running about in their little pen. Their mother was called Matilda and she was a first time mum! Here she is with her little babies..
She was a very grumpy looking pig haha! Maybe she was still getting used to having her little piglets around. When the piglets woke up they were all ready for a feed. It was so fascinating watching them trying to feed on the mother. Piglets have very poor vision until they are around 2 months old, so it seemed like a very hard task for them to feed at the moment! Today was like a little lesson, we learnt so much about the new borns. Just look how adorable this is..
The baby lambs were cute too. They were awake the whole time and were also feeding. They were all still really wobbly on their feet, it made them even more adorable. The farmers were numbering the sheep and their infant to make sure they stay together. Apparently they have to stay by their side for at least four weeks before they can be separated. This little one was really struggling to stand up..
It was great seeing all the other animals too. I took way too many pictures but here are a few of my favourites.. Enjoy!
What do you think? Do you like animals, have you visited the farm recently?
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