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Today we visited Middle Farm, a 625 acre working family farm, which nestles at the foot of Firle Beacon on the South Downs in Sussex. As you can see I didn't bother to dress up!

Nor did the other half!

Lovely old buildings. The Skies & Scarecrow gift shop and entrance/exit to the working farm which costs £3 each for adults.

A Gloucester Old Spot. I love pigs, I was born and grew up on a farm.

A rather cute Jersey calf making the most of the sunshine, just like us.

This is a goat? Well it was in with them!

My dad had a tractor much like this back in the 1960s.

This really is the first time I have seen a turkey still with its feathers!

A majestic peacock.

Pets on the farm too. Just look at these sweet little bunnies!

This guinea pig has his own little house!


prettyshabby said...

hmmm...nice outfit Louise!

How lucky you were to grow up on a farm... I love the turkey, I'm trying to convince Pete to let me have a pet turkey..they are so damned ugly you can't help but feel sorry for them, looks like their brains have leaked out..eww! have a great Bank Holiday x

Indigo Blue said...

Lovely guinea pig house, better than some student digs I have stayed in! You have been tagged. Rues on my blog hope you can take part.
Best wishes.

Rosezilla said...

Sounds like a lovely day. I always loved spending time on my relatives' farms. I miss it. Your outfit was perfect, tho!

Alison Boon said...

I used to love visiting the farm. Now the teens think is the uncoolest thing to do so we have to be a bit canny about getting them there.

Flighty said...

Lucky you having sunshine! It looks like a good day out, and one I'd enjoy. xx

Ragged Roses said...

I love Middle Farm!!! Did you get any of the gorgeous apple juice? I'm going to have to keep Big Sister away from these photos, she's absolutely petrified of scarecrows!!!! Weren't we lucky with the weather yesterday

Stella said...

I thought you and J looked very appropriately attired! Did you scare any birds?

Jennie said...

The Jersey cow is so gorgeous!
Looks like a great day out.

Chelle said...

What a fun day. I just want to pet each and every animal in your pictures, especially the bunnies! The buildings are adorable too. I wouldn't mind living somewhere that looked like that. :)

OhSoVintage said...

Great photos and what a lovely day out. Good job you hadn't planned on going today!

Glo said...

A lovely day ~ Hope you had a good picnic to fill up those clothes ~ they're just hanging off you! (chuckle)

Sal said...

Lovely pics,especially of you! ;-)
Looks as if you had a wonderful day.Sal ;-)

Katherines Dream said...

What a great day out. I would love so much to drive a tractor like that one! I always dreamed of growing up on a farm.
Carol xx
I still dream of owning a small holding - which was my maternal grandmothers dream too!

Cowboys & Custard said...

Looks like a fun day out to me..
Your wardrobe looks much the same as mine Louise..
and is that sun I see there? What happened to the deluge that we had on Sunday??
After my brief fling with Sussex this weekend I am totally smitten.. I would love to explore this area more and Middle Farm looks like a good place to start.


méri said...

Great photos!And great weekend

Christy said...

oh my! what a fun farm day out! i love the bunnies, the guinea pig and the pig so cute!

Rachael Rabbit said...

I love the bunnies (of course!) but the piggie and the great scarecrows!! Love the pictures - love farms ;-)

Thru Pink Curtains said...

I just love your posts and pictures and humor. Makes my day too!