Wick Court Farm – Day 4

We are really getting into the routine of living and working on a farm!

Today we have been keeping up with the farm jobs of feeding and looking after the animals, in particular we spent some time collecting the hay and helping to put it with the sheep and the pigs.

One group was having a great time grooming the horses while the others were training up the lambs and teaching them to walk in front of us. We helped to make some tasty burgers which we enjoyed for dinner, and checked the weight of the pigs again.

Some children spent some time collecting bugs and insects and then using microscopes to look at them up close.

We enjoyed looking in the craft room and choosing some arts and crafts to enjoy in the farmhouse garden. And in the evening we had a storytelling session and listened to some entertaining tales.

We don’t want to leave, but at the same time we are looking forward to seeing our families again tomorrow. We’ve got so much to tell you!

Wick Court Farm -Day 3

We’ve been busy little bees today! All of the children visited the beehive to see the honeybees, some even managed to spot the queen bee!

Both groups also did some birdwatching and spotted a range of different birds. We visited the hide to look at some of the feeders and looked out across the river Severn to see some other varieties.

The children have had to help out with the farm waste and put it into the composter, before going to visit the cows being milked.

Some other lucky children have been training the lambs! They had to show them how to follow instructions and groom them.

We also had some fun encounters when weighing the pigs. They weren’t too keen to get into the scales and needed a lot of coaxing.

Wick Court Farm – Day 2

Our first full day on the farm has been eventful. We have had lots of tasks to do today and enjoyed seeing all the animals and helping out with different jobs.

Some children went and did the composting this morning, while the other group went and fed the animals. We then had a group helping to make some pasties for our lunch while the others went to see the cows being milked.

After some horse grooming and some harvesting in the farms garden, we all met up again to enjoy our lunch around an open fire.

A fun afternoon session building some dens was followed by a visit to the neighbouring farm, while another group collected some plants to make us a nice herbal tea. We’ve certainly earned a good nights sleep!