30/07/2014

Day Out || Shores Fold Community Farm


WARNING: This is going to be a picture heavy post but the majority of the photos are of cute animals so I promise it's worth it.

Last Friday my flatmate, Kassi and I had a day off together so I suggested that we go to a local farm I'd seen advertised in my local supermarket. I wasn't sure what to expect as the poster didn't give much away but I was very pleasantly surprised with what we found.

As we arrived we were greeted by a rather picturesque view of the animals all roaming around in the fields and after we'd wandered in, a friendly woman came over to give us an insight into what animals they had. We ended up having a really nice chat with her about our photography and the farm in general as she showed us around and really made us feel welcome. It's that kind of one on one interaction that sets local businesses apart from the massive chains. Now for the pictures...






















I was really impressed with the wide selection of animals they have and as you can probably tell from the six separate photos I've included (whoops), the baby goat Ant was my absolute favourite. In the last photo he's actually licking my hand, such a cute little guy. There was another baby goat on the farm but sadly he seemed to be a bit camera shy so I couldn't get a good photo however my flat mate Kassi will be putting up a blog post on the day here soon so go check that out for more pictures of the animals if you like. 

All in all, we had a fantastic day out and if you live in the Manchester area you should definitely check this place out. Here is the facebook group where you can find the address and opening times. Even if you don't live nearby, you should definitely have a look at local farms near where you live. As well as an entertaining day out (especially for children), it's also a great way to support the local community. I definitely plan on looking into more local days out near me to keep me busy this summer! 

To end this post, here are a few unrelated pictures we took as we passed a McVitie's factory and a cute little cabin on the way home (and before you start thinking it, I am very much aware of how much I look like a ghost compared to my sun kissed goddess of a flat mate *sigh*).





1 comment :

  1. the donkeys are my mums friends, the taller one is called Jenny and the smaller one is her foal called Muffin xxxx

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