On this grey grey February day, a few photos of the animals, past and present, at Freshwinds Garden and on the farm.
I hope this will cheer you up.
If you come to stay at Freshwinds Camping this year, there are sure to be animals around for you to enjoy.
Children and adults alike, love to see them.
Lambing season will soon be upon us.
There are two new lambs at the farm already this year.
You can often hear Rosie and Alice braying from their field,
from sheer joy. You could be in Greece. Sometimes there are donkey rides in the summer.
One of the highlights for some lucky children, is to collect the eggs with Anne and go back to cook their own breakfast, at one of the camp kitchens.
I love to feed them worms as I`m gardening nearby. They really love worms.
I`m not sure where the chickens will be this year.
Everyone loves the pet bunnies.
They have a new home this ..... a brand-new mini-stable.
The stable will have an outside run soon .... easy to watch and enjoy.
Some creatures are elusive. You need to sit quietly and still, on the log seats by the pond and wait for them to appear.
You will see frogs, newts, pond skaters, snails and waterboatmen.
They mustn`t be disturbed.
There are usually several nests around.
These belong to wrens....one under the eaves of the cobshed and one under an old tarpaulin.
This year we hope to add more nesting boxes around the garden.
Keep your eyes open for owls.
The tortoises will have a new home.
I think they are going to love it.
There are always horses in the fields around the farm.
A couple of years ago we had William and Harry, the ferrets, at the garden. They don`t live there any more.
They had most unusual colourings and though a bit smelly, always caused a sensation.
I loved to see them lying in the
Who knows what you will see when you stay at the farm.
And don`t forget the wildlife, especially at dusk.....wild rabbits, foxes, badgers, stoats, buzzards, and even deer have been spotted.
All waiting to be spotted in this magical place.