Wildflowers and Apples

After quite a long blog hiatus (sorry about that!), I can’t wait to share with you our trip to Mary Arden’s Farm – she is Shakespears Mummy you know!

Mary Arden’s Farm is a working farm, with volunteers kitted out in 16th century garb, going about their farmyard business. We were greeted with many a ‘me lady’ and ‘good sir’ as we watched biscuit and bread making demonstrations. Pumpkin carving, plague necklace design and archery were activities we had a jolly good try at too.

Pumpkin Patch

Fresh farmyard eggs

Wooden fire bellows

Rare breed farm animals were cosily feasting in their pens and enjoyed a pet and scratch behind the ear, whilst chickens ran amok across the courtyard.

Rare Breed English Goat

Rare Breed English Cow

I am so glad we made a visit, as the farm closes for the winter until March, but your ticket is valid for the whole year.

And the best thing about the day? Curly Pigs of course!

Curly Pigs

– Miss C x

P.S. Have a wonderful Bonfire Night tonight for those of you in England, I am making my Stop Feeling Chilly – 3 Bean Chilli to go atop jacky spuds after we return in from the cold and fireworks.

Miss Crumpet and the pumpkin