Ah, another year, another lockdown! However January got off to a good start, with Vicky, our senior British Lop sow, having a cracking litter of sixteen. Sadly a few didn't make it past the first few days. This seems to be a trend with January litters, despite heat lamp and all precautions. Still, we have twelve little oinkers that have made it to day four, and that is still a good sized litter. We've had good feedback from those who've bought weaner from us in the summer, so there shouldn't be any problem finding homes for these guys and gals.
So many of my friends are stuck at home trying to educate their children, who are understandably getting increasingly bored. To be honest I am also missing getting out on the farm, showing kids where their food comes from, as Farmlink (for whom I normally run farm tours over at Quicke's cheese) are unable to offer visits to school groups at present. So I put a post up on my Facebook page offering free 'virtual farm tours'. Suffice to say I wasn't expecting it to be quite so popular- it's now been shared over 3800 times! So next week I will be doing a 'Facebook Live' session, and wandering around to meet the piglets, pigs, cows, sheep and horses, as well as answer any questions. I'm just hoping our mobile internet holds out!
All you have to do to join a farm tour is click on:
Tours will take place at the following times for these age groups.
Monday 11th Jan- 2-2.30pm 3-5 year olds
Tuesday 12th -11-11.30 5-7 year olds
Wednesday 13th- 11-11.30 7-9 year olds
Thursday 14th- 2-2.30 9-11 year olds
Friday 15th- 11-11.30 11 plus
The camera and sound will probably dip in and out during that time- just let me know, and I will do what I can do move to an area where the 3/4g is better! Put any questions in the chat function and I will do my best to answer them.
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