21 October 2014

Our Sunday at the farm




There is a manor house near to us, and they quite often have different events going on. Last Sunday they were celebrating the National Apple Day at their farm and we went to have a look at all the things on offer. 








We checked out the stalls, and the sheep, and a sheep shearing demonstration. We had a hot dog and a crab apple cider - made from apples from urban and suburban apples, that otherwise would go to waste. What a great idea!



We entered into an apple peeling competition - for an annual family pass to the farm. I chose the biggest, waxiest looking apple I could find, and carefully peeled it, trying to make the peel as thin as possible, but not too thin so it would break. I did pretty well, and when it was measured, it was well over a foot. In fact, it was 42cm, and an inch short of the longest peel, and I was the first runner-up. So I made my husband enter too - he managed about an inch before his peel broke. Sadly, no annual pass for us. But we did get to eat the apples, and they were rather tasty.






We enjoyed the local ukulele band - jolly music, and lots of the good time oldies, fitting for a little farm event. Had a little dance too and checked out the strength test.







We went to see the animals - the big black pigs, the calves, the goats and the chicken. We even saw a rooster and some geese. 

And most of all - we had fun!

How was you weekend?

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10 comments:

  1. Ah it looks like a lovely Sunday- we love going to our local farm, we have a few around here. x

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    1. It was so nice - I love these little family events, so much fun. And always used to be such a city girl me... :)

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  2. I've never heard of Apple day but it sounds like you all had a good time! 42cm of apple skin is impressive too :-) #countrykids

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    1. It was on 21st October - I had never heard of it either before this event! :)

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  3. Congratulations on coming in first-runner-up! ;) This looks so much fun and a lovely family-day-out too. We've got nothing really planned this weekend, except that my daughter has another birthday party to attend on Sunday. That's about it! ;) #countrykids.

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    1. Thanks, the competitive me was quite proud of the 42cm :) We haven't done anything this weekend, and it's bad weather too, but hopefully something next weekend :)

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  4. I've not heard of national apple day but it is certainly the right time of year for it. Apples are abundant right now and so a perfect idea to get some inspiration for what to do with them all. It looks like a lovely day out with plenty to see and do. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

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    1. I do love the apple season - apple crumbles, apple pies, candy apples, apples with pork, you can just put apples on anything and everything. Hasn't been an amazing season this year though, a bit of a shame. Thanks for hosting, lovely linky!

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  5. Lovely photos. We love farms :) x

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    1. They are fun :) planning on going to an outside zoo at some point too, maybe whipsnade

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