ANIMALS

Horses

We have a lot of horses on the farm. Some pull the cat ride around the farm, some are retired and some are just for riding

Madge, Tinkerbell and Tommy

Madge in training for pulling the cart ride

Tommy.  He is a huge horse.  Standing 19 hands high

Tommy

Tinkerbell

Boris

Our newest arrival baby Winston

Jersey Cows and Milking

Our Jersey cows are very friendly

They provide the milk that we use to turn into ice cream. Remember all of the ice cream we sell on the farm is made fresh from the milk of our two Jersey cows:  Florence and Mary

Jersey calves are the cutest animal on the farm

The cows know their way to the dairy

and the cows know their way back out of the dairy

We milk the cows at 1.30pm

Sheep and Lambing

Our sheep lamb in the barn and then as the lambs get bigger and stronger and the weather warms up a little bit they spend more and more time outside until eventually they live outside full time

Our sheep and lambs are all very friendly and very happy to meet visitors.  Particularly if they have a bucket of food

The numbers on the sheep and lambs refer to the order in which the lambs are born:  the first ewe to lamb gets sprayed with a number 1 and so do her lambs.  The second ewe to lamb gets a number 2 and so do her lambs and so on until we are finished

If all goes to plan lambing takes about two weeks but with all the sleepless nights it feels like it lasts a lot longer

The lambs grow very quickly and by the time the farm closes in September they will be as big as their mums

February and March means lambing time on the farm

Hereford Cows

Honeysuckle Farm is home to a herd of Hereford cows

You can feed the cows from platforms around the farm

The Hereford cows calve between Christmas and March

The cows spend winter in the barn but love spending summer out in the fields

The Herford bull is a lot bigger than the cows

Pigs

The pigs live in their pigsty (where else would they be?)

They are friendly.  But smelly

Donkeys

Two donkeys live on the farm

They are mother and daughter

Penny is the mum and Georgina is the daughter

Penny is very well behaved.  Georgina is the opposite

the donkeys spend a lot of time out in their paddock but come in if the weather is bad as they really hate the rain and wet

Goats

We have lots of greedy goats on the farm and kids are born every year

They are all extremely friendly and love to meet people especially if the people have a bucket of animal food with them

Most of the goats you see have been born on the farm and know all the best spots to wait to get food from people

Some of them may look like they have their heads stuck but don't worry it is very rare they get suck.  They are just waiting for food

Small Animals

At Honeysuckle Farm we have always kept small animals as pets.  In fact for decades before we opened to the public we had rabbits, guinea pigs, chipmunks and ferrets

Chipmunks

These are fun little creatures and live in an enclosure near the horse and cart ride

They move really fast and are very friendly little creatures.  So much so that they often jump on our heads when we go in their pen to feed them and clean them out

Ferrets

Ferrets make the best pets of any small animal

Don't believe the myths about these creatures.  In truth they are very clean and friendly and make brilliant pets when handled correctly

The only problem with ferrets is that they are very lazy and sleep for around 20 hours a day

Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

We have kept rabbits and guinea pigs together on the farm for forty odd years without any problems.  They all live happily together on the farm, however, we don't advocate that everyone should keep them together as not everyone has the space

Our rabbits and guinea pigs co-mingle and have a whale of a time.  Take a look for yourself when you visit

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