Wick Court day 4 ….Happy Birthday to You (two!)

We woke up to a beautiful bright day today. The mist hung in the air and the sunrise gave the sky a lovely orange glow… a nice change from the grey drizzle of the past few days.

For those of us hiking (ambling) over the fields to Oldbury Dairy Farm, the mud slightly got the better of us (cue 10 minutes of trying to wrench wellies out and ending up almost face-first in it..) but we had a great time feeding calves and watching the cows be milked by ‘The Robot’.

The rest of us kept the animals at Wick Court fed and watered and then gathered to sing Happy Birthday for those celebrating birthdays today and tomorrow.

Our last full day was rounded off with an array of exciting activities, from bread making to birdwatching, ending with fantastic storytelling and hot apple juice in the Wick Court round house.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Wick Court Farm Fun

Day 3 at Wick Court Farm and we’ve JUST about managed to get enough internet signal to send a few pictures back from our little corner of Gloucestershire to you all at home…

And we’re away!

The journey went smoothly and soon we were passing through idyllic villages and hearing excited squeals at each new sighting of farmyard animals…

Our home for the week …  The grand farmhouse at Wick Court

Suited, booted and ready to work 

Year 5 School Journey to Wick Court Farm

We made it! We’re having a great time and we’ve done so many amazing things. We’ve fed the pigs, fed the cows, fed the chickens, collected eggs, mucked out the geese pen, witnessed the birth of two lambs, did some gardening, landscaping for new beehives and cleaned up horse poop!

We’ve also learnt how to clean up after ourselves so when we get back home, we’ll be more than happy to show you our housekeeping skills!

We are waiting outside the boot-room ready for for hard days work on the farm!
In the barn, waiting to feed the animals.
Feeding the dragon composter!
Now you see why it’s called The Dragon!
Bahhhhhhhhhhh
Did you know that some chicken eggs are blue?
Chicken
We were so lucky that we witnessed two lambs being born. We named them Edmund and Waller!
Cleaning out the goose house

New born lambs!
Amazing!