Thursday, November 08, 2018

Farming Today

There was a bright blue sky and the sun was trying its hardest to warm everything up. It struggled up to about 14C in the end, so it wasn't a bad day.

We had to wait in for Ocado but then had plans to meet up with Urban-cub, Cousteau-Cub and Ellie. Predictably, because we had something planned, Ocado turned up nearly 20 minutes later than the allotted time slot. Strangely that always seems to be the case if we have arranged to go out.

Once the shopping had arrived and been put away we hopped in the car and made our way up towards Billingshurst. Just outside Wisborough Green is Fisher's Farm where we would meet up. It only took about 40 minutes to get there and we quickly found Ellie on arrival.

We then spent a lovely four hours or so wandering round and seeing the animals (rabbits, pigs, goats, ponies, horses, ducks, geese, peacocks, alpacas, cows, tortoises, and donkeys). Ellie seemed to love it.

Along with all the animals there were rides, slides, swings, things on which to climb, and goodness only knows what else. Ellie was in her element and ran from one thing to the next as she exhausted each new experience before moving on to the next.

We stopped for some lunch in their restaurant, then carried on, refreshed. Ellie started again and rushed round from one thing to the next with all the rest of us in tow, and in some cases one or other of us involved in the particular ride. Even Grandpa ended up going down one or two slides with Ellie.

As the afternoon wore on the sun dropped lower in the sky (as it does) and the temperature started to drop. Enough was enough. We packed up and after a lovely day headed off home.

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