Back from Cinderhill Farm, having slept lots and had a really satisfying workshop.
The lambs are popping out now, triplets and twins born last week. They've been in the warmth of the barn since birth, but were being put out to grass.
Quite wonderful to see the lambs nibbling at grass instinctively, although only a week old - and the 'mums' tucked in with relish.
The new farm shop 'The Pie House' is now open for business and extra help bought in. it is light, clean and lovely, selling local produce and the farm's own meat.
A nice selection of cheeses too. I do like a good cheese photo.
A few hundred pasties were being made, all by hand, for weekend orders.
Two geese came to live at the farm (genders as yet unknown), which pleased me greatly as they are a favourite of mine. Once out of their crate, they waddled off up the hill and settled in at once. Such beauties.
I did some solitary communing with the pigs in the first real sunshine of the year. All of us grunting happily for the sheer pleasure of the warmth.
And finally, the workshop - a small one, to open the year. Two returning people from last year, which was so nice.
I'd set a pretty demanding challenge; to make a hare - my simple moon gazing design - within the day.
As usual, the farm laid on three square meals. two of which consisted of home made cakes.
At the end of the six hours, with lots of hard work, they had made all a gorgeous hare, each with it's own personality. So rewarding and to hear how everyone had enjoyed themselves. And great to meet a fellow blogger, 'Compost Woman', who has done a more in-depth blog post about her day, here with lots of photos.