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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 19th, 2015 10:05pm (Oct 19th 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    The night before my parents came me and Lyle were busy finishing off my mum's present :rolling:

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    We were making a minibar for her stay at the b&b :bigsmile: Zoey was sooo tired after her busy day, she didn't even get off the couch when there was food, paper and cardboard everywhere! :rolling:

     photo mumsbday4_zpsvzqpnk39.jpg

    Looking good, just need to wrap it now...

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    Yaaay! It even has a handle...we snuck in the room before my parents and set it up :rolling:

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    Mum checking it out :bigsmile:

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    And yes, okay, so I bought my mum binbags for her birthday :rofl: but only because she loves spacehoppers!!!

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    We had a wander about and we'd given my mum a £10 voucher for a really lovely chocolate shop, so she mooched about and picked her selection :smile:

     photo mumsbday15_zpsu0czudit.jpg

    I. want. them. all!! :rolling:

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    Lyle looking beautiful :tooth:

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    And my dad didn't understand how to wear a party hat :rolling:

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    more incoming...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 19th, 2015 10:10pm (Oct 19th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    After being with my family for a few hours we brought my dad back to our house so we could walk the dogs and tire them out for the evening. Raiden did well and was able to train around my dad, even when my dad was purposefully distracting him!

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    And Raiden looooved attacking my dad :rolling:

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    Rey thought he was a scarf, and kept climbing onto my dad's shoulders :)

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    He was tired. Briefly.

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    Then he attacked my dad again

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    And again!

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    In the evening we went for the tastiest meal (cheese and onion pie with proper homemade pastry *drool*) and then bed!

    Next day it was farm time!! This rusty key is actually made of chocolate :bigsmile:

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    We had a light bite (!) before going round animals...to be fair we hadn't eaten alllll morning!

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    Lyle was over the moon when his milkshake came to him in a wellie!!!

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    Animal pics next, not too many more after that :blush:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 19th, 2015 10:23pm (Oct 19th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    The farm wasn't as nice this time...a lot of the animals were really stressed out, most were in small barren pens, and they had several puppies of different ages. I think they just pump out puppies as they draw in the crowds :face-crying:

    These piggles were left unattended on a bench, when on our last visit we saw one fall to the floor!

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    These were HUUUUGE! I think they were Australorps...?

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    Peacock :)

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    Gorgeous Silkies - my dad wanted one :tooth:

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    This corn snake was pretty

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    Omb and this bantie boy, SO CUTE!!!

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    I would have smuggled him home in a heartbeat :heart:

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    And he hung around with this cool dude :smile:

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    This pig was actually really dangerous, and we discovered it could climb to the top of the fencing and lunge at people stood nearby. She was also horrific to piglets and chased / bit them. She actually bit Lyle on the arm and has left a HUGE bruise and broke the skin
    :gasp:

     photo farm13_zpsyhdypiai.jpg

    Very unusual looking - the goat, not Lyle! ;)

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    He loves cows :)

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    Hehehe

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    (sorry sorry sorry there's more...)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 19th, 2015 10:25pm (Oct 19th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    This poor sweetheart was very stressed by the comings and goings as she had young puppies with her :face-sad:

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    And these two were around 5 month old and had no toys whatsoever and they were so gorgeous and excited to be played with :sad:

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    I obliged ;)

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    Cuuuuute!

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    Bless her :(

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    The alpaca spat at my nana :rolling:

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    Stubby sheep!

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    Apparently sheep are hilarious to photo

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    :)

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    :rolling:

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    The donkeys were cute too!

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    Bit of geese-age going on...if my dad mentions a video of a goose playing tug of war with my hand, don't listen to him! :tooth:

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    And, a goat with a quiff to finish up with :smile:

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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeOct 20th, 2015 12:44pm (Oct 20th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Come on man, POST THE GOOSE VIDEO!!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 20th, 2015 4:29pm (Oct 20th 2015)
     
    Yes, WE WANT THE VID! WE WANT THE VID! WE WANT THE VID!!!!:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 20th, 2015 6:55pm (Oct 20th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hahahaha too busy to sort it out, sorry, what a shame! :001_tt2: :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 20th, 2015 7:42pm (Oct 20th 2015)
     
    Fab photos!! I'm wondering if the dog is a working farm dog who happens to have a litter at the mo? Shouldn't be so public though - she needs some peace. Unless they think it'll make the dogs more people friendly???
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 20th, 2015 9:05pm (Oct 20th 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I dunno Kate...three out of four times we've visited they have had Border Collie puppies :face-sad: There are also quite a few dogs dotted about the farm that seem to have a not very nice time...there's a really old looking red Border Collie that's always been in a tiny pen, and seems terrified of the visitors. And on this visit we saw a really sad looking Border Terrier with matted fur wandering about :face-sad:

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    They seem to use young animals as a means of drawing in customers, which makes sense, but not when it happens at the expense of the animals...this time it was 'come see the new baby donkey', and the baby was hidden at the back of a stable. Whenever people tried to get a closer look the mother would run to the door and scream, she was so panicked, her eyes were full of fear. Very sad.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeOct 21st, 2015 12:02pm (Oct 21st 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I didn't even see the donkey?! I think I was too taken with the silkies...

    I'm still recovering - fell asleep on the sofa last night and slept in this morning (oops).

    By the weekend I think I'll be ok for sitting out and watching the chickens for a bit :)

    Had a fab weekend!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 21st, 2015 5:55pm (Oct 21st 2015)
     
    Hmm, they don't sound so good then - seems they have a tough time there. Very sad, yes.

    You deserve a 'sit down and take it all in' weekend Neil - enjoy!