|Posted by email@example.com on December 2, 2011 at 8:40 AM|
Hello my lovelies, it’s been too long since my last blah.
Gosh where to start,, as I hope most of you know we have land whooooopp whhhhooooop. Truth be told it was a nightmare, I worried myself so badly that this last week or so I haven’t been to well, those of you that suffer migraines know how it goes, you go on and on and on and then when its over anD you relax you get a migraine…yep that’s me at the moment I am afraid BUT you know me I always try to look on the bright side it has worked out with the MOST FABULOUS land!
I hope that you have had a chance to look on the like on the links we like page, and possibly even goggled the land or post code, I KNOW Angela will, cos she is a nosy bat (as long as I don’t call her a nosy OLD bat she won’t mind) anyway, you will see we have just over 2 acres of amazing flat land.
It’s not even about that, it’s the place itself, you park walk in the back door and there is this little shop, you know the type, you walk in and know its kinda special and prob well out of you price range…well mine anyway then there is a little café, took a while to get our goat sausage rolls but that’s cos they are cooked to order, again not cheap but my goodness they were so good we bought some for the next day! If you’re a meat eater and you haven’t tried their goat sausages well you are really missing out. It’s also fantastic knowing that they had the most fabulous life!
We sat at our table and looked out at loads of tiny little tractors in an enclosed little arena and next to that straw bales set up for kiddies to climb and hide in and jump. The kiddies (though I would’ve liked ago, I don’t think they had a bale big enough)
We were then treated to the petting and feeding part, OMG we LOVED IT. First came the pigs, they all knew the drill, we sat and tickled them as they gobbled down the food, then the little lambs, oh cute or what, they all trotted out, each one had a different colour bottle, so 3 kids would have blue and the same lamb would have those 3 bottles, we had pink (er of course) and his name was douglas, so that if there was any chance of catching anything this would prevent it from spreading.
Lovely fat little bellies, all organised, then the sheep, again all colour coded, and then the older goats again all colour coded all named.
This is where Catherine did her thing, my word, she was good, her face actually lit up as she talked to the kids (and me and pumpkin oh and Matt my son) about the animals, about the importance of food, of cleanliness and organisation, but also educating them about eating and how we do eat animals but the importance of looking after them even though they are not pets.
My word all those animals knew the procedure better than the back of their little hoofs! Each personality explained to us it was BRILLIANT. It was also clear to me that this is not only about money, the 2 ladies, gosh I make them sound old and believe me they are not, simply LOVE what they do, the land, the life, the lifestyle, just everything. They love the kids coming, they love educating and they love that the animals are looked after. They are prob not working the business to its full potential, they prob could take on more staff and cheaper stuff to sell, more animals, sell more meat but THEY wanna do it, THEY love it for what it is, and FAMILY friendly educational day that you cannot help but love.
Then we went onto the free range chickens and picked eggs (I bought some!) the chickens
again all used to having people around all calm and fat and had er erm houses nicer than some people I know lol
That’s when Catherine, Pumpkin, Matt and I moved from the group on to the LAND!
What can I say ……yes it’s a field…how can that be exciting…..and yet I nearly peed my pants (Lynn I said nearly and yes I was wearing pants) Just over 2 acres of flat land!
Doesn’t stop there! She and the Lady who owns it all (Anne) insist that no animals will be allowed to graze for at least 3 weeks before hand, HOORAY, no pooh cleaning!
Doesn’t stop there…..they rent some of their land to a lovely chap called Rick who runs a campsite at …… £10 a night!
Doesn’t stop there……He also has a Tipi Village…granted not cheap for a family BUT for a load of mates sharing! And this is next door!
So many discussions and email later, we have confirmed a date, er if you don’t know that then I am VERY disappointed in you so go and look on the front page!
Yes its gonna cost us £300 my honest answer……fabulous….i think, though don’t tell them this, its cheap at the price! Free car parking and we can do, health and safety allowing, whatever we want!
So now I am off to sort all the other stuff out, see list! And yes please SEE LIST!!!! If you can help with ANYTHING on there get in touch!
So my land is sorted, my date is sorted, rescues are coming and business I start next week when I have got rid of this blooming headache!
We ARE growing, we ARE beginning, we ARE that seed planted and ready to grow recommend us to your friends, for it is they that fill my heart, they that make me get up and water and feed this seed for this seed will grow into something that will change the system, and it HAS to be changed because this system is failing the animals, animals who, if not for us, the human race would not be here.
There is a time for change and that time is NOW