Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Granddad share the animal feed!

Last week I visited Hackwood Farm with my parents and Baba. It's a cute little farm in Derbyshire with tea rooms, a butchery, deli, shop, plant stall and children's farm. I love supporting local businesses and this farm is just magical.


We started our afternoon with tea and cakes from the tea room (it would be rude not too!). Baba sat like an angel in her high chair munching on sandwiches with the promise that after she had finished she could go and feed the goats.  After we were all fully fed and watered we wandered into the small shop and bought a little bag of animal feed. 

The amazing thing is that the farm at Hackwood is absolutely free and you can wander round the little pens at your leisure.  Baba loves feeding the animals and as usual Granddad  got over excited and wandered off with the feed bag.  He acted like he had never been to a farm before and forgot we had actually taken Baba.  Does anyone else's dad do this? Behave like a small child when they are in the company of one? So funny. Anyway, after being reprimanded he then stood with Baba to feed the chickens, goats and pigs and everyone was happy. 




The sun shone and I got some gorgeous photos of things we saw. I think as I've started this blog I've really started looking and appreciating what is actually around me a bit more, and that can only be a good thing!


My parents bought this gorgeous plant for a few pounds. It reminded me of feathers. So, so pretty.


If you are ever in the area drop by this farm and you won't be disappointed.  Their website is here.  


"And at the end of the day, 
your feet should be dirty, 
your hair messy 
and your eyes sparkling".
Shanti

Thank you for reading.
x


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

18 comments:

  1. Oh this looks like such a lovely day - beautiful photos!

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    1. Yes it was! Always a bonus when cake is involved too!
      Thank you for reading x

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  2. This sounds like a lovely place. My children love going to farms and seeing all the animals. Lovely photos! Like you blogging has opened my eyes a bit too :-) #countrykids

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    1. You can't beat a trip to the farm can you? :-)
      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.
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  3. If you read my posts you will see my husband is exactly this type of grandad. Whereabouts in Derbyshire is this place as we are in Derbyshire too and it would be nice to take the grandchildren.

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    1. Hi...the farm is in Radbourne, to the west of Derby. I have included a link to the farm's website in the post if that helps!
      Thank you for reading and for commenting x

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  4. I love it when farm shops have animals to see. They usually are quite special. Smiling at the idea that you had to reign in Granddad. You'll need two bags next time. #CountryKids

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    1. Yes will definitely need two bags next time. Thank you so much for taking the time to read. x

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  5. It's great that it's free and the children get to feed the animals too. It sounds like Grandad is having his second childhood! Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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    1. Yes granddad is reliving his youth I think!!! No, thank you for such a good linky!
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  6. Sounds like a great day. Fab photos, love the chicken!

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    1. Yes a lovely time was had by all! Thank you for stopping by! x

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  7. Seems like a really nice day! Love the poem at the end of your post! :)
    #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. Thank you :-) And thank you for taking the time to comment! x

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  8. Lovely fun farm visit. Great photos and you are right, blogging definitely makes you look at things more closely.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. Thank you Karen! I do try my hardest with the photo's so your comment has made my day! x

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  9. nice blog !! i was looking for blogs related of animal feed . then i found this blog, this is really nice and interested to read. thanks to author for sharing this type of information.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and glad you enjoyed. x

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