Sunday, 1 June 2008

Old Macdonald had a farm

Today was Open Farm Sunday so along with half the village we trundled along to our local LEAF farm for an afternoon of carrot sketching,


pig watching,



ice cream eating, tractor riding and scarecrow making.




We were treated to fly-pasts from Duxford Spitfires, and met a world champion baker. All for the princely sum of zero pennies. We were in good company, as Ruth and David Archer opened their farm today too!

31 comments:

  1. Awwww, that piggie! Bless his little pink snout.

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  2. That looks like fun! And I love pigs, they're so darn cute.

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  3. Yes but didn't the Grundys have a crubbish time! Poor old Bartleby - that harness must have been starting to weigh very heavy.

    Although I missed the last few minutes what with smalls bedtime and all but unless Eddie's touting paid off......

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  4. What a great day Val - love the piggy pics too!

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  5. What a delightful day! Wish we were there (instead of here in middle America, perspiring)! My three-year-old would have loved the piggie; his favorite bath toys are rubber pigs named Pigga and Phyllis.

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  6. That photo cracked Margot (who has a pig collection) and me up!

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  7. That was a good value day out!

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  8. Looks as though you had a really lovely time! The ultimate bargain too - nowt. Excellent scarecrow face. Enjoy your first free Monday - hurray!

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  9. Thanks for the wonderful package.
    That fair looks good, lady A would have loved to have made a scarecrow.

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  10. Looks like a great afternoon. Farm Sunday is definitely a great idea - lovely to get up close and personal with the cute pig!

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  11. I'd heard about Open farm day, but didn't do anything about it, there's apathy for you! But I did listen to The Archers if that's any good, I love The Archers! Your day sounds like fun
    Kimx

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  12. What a lovely day out - the piglet is gorgeous! We had a day of rain here instead!

    Lucy x

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  13. Looks like a great day out. Cute pig pic!
    Cathy X

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  14. Aww, pig :) It looks like the Smalls had fun making scarecrows! Now, does carrot sketching mean what I think it means?...which is drawing carrots? Or is it some country term for something else?

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  15. I don't usually do pig, but that snout is very cute!

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  16. I would have wanted to take that cute piggie home with me! What a fun day!

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  17. What a fab day out... and even better that it was free!

    Your goodies from your previous post are gorgeous - what a very lucky blogger you are :)

    xxx

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  18. What fabulous value for money. Free fun.

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  19. So much fun...glad you had a grand day out! ((HUGS))

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  20. Now that looks like a fun day out - great scarecrows! What creative daughters you have. Wonder where they get that from ;)

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  21. Sounds like a lovely day..cute piggy pic and the scarecrow is gorgeous :)

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  22. Oh my gosh . . . MUST HAVE THAT PIG!!! Great blog. I'm loving it!

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  23. What a fab day out on the farm and the cutest pig too!

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  24. The scarecrow is marvellous!!!

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  25. Very cute pig face and yes, I enjoyed the Archers version of Farm Sunday. Isn't it interesting how many of us knitting/crafting folk seem to be Radio 4 listeners? You would think Radio 4 would offer us some sort of regular knitting related broadcasting! Hmmm, which members of The Archers do you envisage as knitters? Probably not Lilian...

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  26. Cute piggy face, looks like a lovely day out. Jane x

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  27. What fun! We were just planning a few farm visits for the summer.

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