Sunday, April 22, 2007

Wimpole Estate

Went here today - making the most of being able to get out and about before we (hopefully) move, 'cause once we do it'll cost a fortune in petrol to go anywhere!

We didn't go round the house just went to the farm to see the animals and also to have a picnic lunch and enjoy the continuous warm weather.

Would liked to have seen the walled garden too and also perhaps take a wander up to The Folly (there's a picture of it under "Park" on the website) which looked beautiful from the farm.

Here's some piccies.

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An excellent time of year to go with all the little newborns around. They were so cute.

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K and B found this prett easy to do, bet milking the real thing is alot harder.

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This is what K came for. There were three stabled and two working shires plus several ponies in the fields.

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K doing some donkey grooming.

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Another fun adventure playground. These swings show the difference in weight between K and B (they were like seesaws!)

When we came home P and I were sitting in the garden and noticed Allie being very interested in something at the end of the garden (at the same time there was an awful sharp squarking noise). We immediately thought he'd caught a young bird but on investigation it was a mother squirrel crying out as a warning to save her very young baby who was clinging for it's life under the garden bench. So tiny. With us standing there (getting Allie out of the way) mum came right up close and guided baby away towards the fence. Naturally mum was able to climb the fence in two seconds but little baby wasn't so sure footed and fell right by Allie's paws! Mum came back and picked up baby by her teeth and helped it up the fence and over the other side. Wow, how fantastic is that, in our own back garden. I don't think I've ever seen a baby squirrel before.

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At 7:26 pm, Blogger Emma said...

Looks like a lovely day out :-)
We have a family of squirrels who live in the trees behind our garden and can be right little pests at times - stealing the bird food and burying acorns where I don't want them to. The baby ones are so sweet though even though I tend to chase them out the garden for being a nuisance!

At 10:43 pm, Blogger Classroomfree said...

Great pictures. That squirrel encounter sounds wonderful! We used to have squirrels in Birmingham, then again in our last house. It took us ages to actually see them pinching the bird nuts, we couldn't get over how greedy the birds were *blush*

At 8:13 am, Blogger lucy said...

lovely photos - you look like you're still having a great time.

Feeling for you with mention of the boxes... hope that stage is over for you soon :)

At 7:19 am, Blogger Shirl said...

Hope you manage to move soon. The stage you are at now is soooooo frustrating!

Wonderful photos - you visit some great places....:0)


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