Over the Olympic period we were very pleased to welcome two baby donkeys to the farmyard, so we thought we’d get into the Olympic spirit and name them after two of our many champions. Jessica was born on 7 August, and baby Bradley on 11 August, and Jessica even had her own photoshoot with a GB flag for a local newspaper who thought our tribute was very novel.

There’s so much going on in the farmyard and adventure playground all the time, it’s often difficult to choose the best things to talk about. Last week one of our pigs, called Annie gave birth to a single piglet. We already had a whole litter of piglets from a pig called Peppa, so we fostered the three smallest piglets from Peppa’s litter with Annie, who has now accepted them, so they can now grow big and strong with their adopted brother.

Cheryl Burfield
Education co-ordinator, Farmyard

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