Farm Life Spring/Summer

July 31, 2017

The days and weeks are passing so quickly on the farm at the moment, it is a really busy time for us, rejuvenating 4 Acres of new farm land, Animal additions, Baby Chicks and Ducks and holding events on the farm.

 

We had a fun Easter Event with over 1000 children taking part in our Farm Easter Trail and at our Seed Sowing Event you all planted over 200 Pumpkin/Sunflower seeds to take home and nuture yourselves.

 

 

 

 

 

In June we started the first cuts into our Hay Meadow to create an area for a new paddock.

 

We now have 2 Sheep,  a Blue Face Leicester named Olive & a Wiltshire Horn, named Hope, as the name suggests, Hope is the one with horns, who have since become friends with 2 Boer Goats named Lemon & Sherbert.

 

 

 

And of course there is our Duckling, now a fully sized Duck, which was found early one evening away from the nest, we're still not sure how this happened, so we took the Duckling indoors, and snuggled him up with a soft teddy and fluffy hat and was hand feed for a couple of days.

 

Our Duckling did very well and followed us around the farm, and loved having cuddles with us.

 

 He is now fully grown, we say he, we are still not sure yet, and is now living  and friends with our other female Duck.

 

 

Aside from looking after the livestock at the farm we have been busy with our Pumpkin Patch, this is our first year of growing Pumpkins and so far so good, we have over 400 plants and all are flowering well and Pumpkins are starting to grow.

 

 

We are looking forward to their harvest and will be holding a Halloween event, with a spooky trail through our Orchards and of course Pumpkin picking.

 

 

 

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Our Tea Barn has continued to be well supported on Sundays, and we really enjoy seeing everybody come to our farm and thank you to you all for buying our farm produce, our Pear Juice is made from the fruit from our Pear Orchard and the Apple juice is made from local fruit farms.

 

 Afternnon Teas are available on Sundays and for larger party bookings on Saturdays, more details can be found on our website.

 

We now have Honey, made very locally by a family in Fant, and of course ALL our Tea Barn cakes and food are made here at Little Fant Farm, using as much of the farm produce that we can.

 

We are presently raising Pigs for meat and will soon have Little Fant Farm Sausages and Pork Joints.

 

Our Tea Barn is also available for private hire on Saturdays and mid week, where we have been celebrating birthdays both young and old and look forward to up coming Christening and Wedding Celebrations.

 

 

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Once a week in school term time we have Grange Park School coming to the farm for their work experience in working with animals. It is great fun and we have got to know some wonderful students. We have also had school visits from many local primary schools where we have taken them for a walk around the farm, looking at the animals, talking about the growing plants and Orchards and they have all enjoyed feeding the Pigs. If you would like to bring your school to the farm please