Tending the animals.
Around 10 am we all troop off together to tend to the animals. We feed and water the donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, dogs, and cats.
Someone will collect the duck and chicken eggs – always exciting to see how many they have laid today!
We muck out the donkeys, groom them and check their hooves for stones. We are all learning how to do this – taking it in turns!
The animals all seem happy, so we give the donkeys and goats a cuddle and groom too. Sometimes we can lead them around the field to see all the exciting things going on.
Then we go to the guinea pigs for a cuddle, brush and a chat, they also like to be fed and have fresh water.
Dave the therapy dog will come out for a cuddle and a game of ball or hide and seek! He also has an apprentice ‘Derick’ who is learning too and loves to play catch! If we are lucky we might see Bella and Lilly the kittens on the prowl for rats or mice around the garden or field!!
During our day, depending on how quiet we can be, we might see a Heron who frequently pops in for worms in the long grass or maybe a Barn owl or a Little Owl who also visits for a tasty snack of field mice.