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Lambs and Tractors
What better way to spend the end of a gloriously sunny spring week than down on the farm. All week Orla had been excitedly talking about seeing the baby lambs at a local farm open day. Yet once we arrived at the farm, all she wanted to do was go for a ride on a tractor.
However the tractor ride had to wait as Reuben had already joined the queue to hold a lamb. This year Reuben had come prepared in head to toe waterproofs after seeing a girl get rather wet last April. Fortunately he didn't need them, as the lamb just wanted to sit on his knee and have a cuddle.
After some more queuing, during which we were entertained watching a greedy lamb trying to get milk from all of the Mummy sheep, our tractor finally arrived. It was only a short ride through the fields, but both Reuben and Orla loved every second of it. Orla especially likely the bumpy bits, whilst Reuben liked seeing a big group of lambs asleep under a tree.
Elsewhere on the farm we saw some bats and owls and learned about where they live. We also got to see the RSPB weighing some small birds and putting rings around their feet. Reuben even got to hold and release one of them.
Then there was just enough time to sit in the cab of a tractor and pretend to drive it, before washing our hands, disinfecting our boots and heading inside for some lunch.