Thursday 13 June 2013

#23 Visit a Farm. Ranger adventure - 50 Things To Do Before You're 11 ¾

After exploring the 18 th century house, walled gardens, grounds and lake atLlanerchaeron we visited the home farm there for Bug to complete his first 50Things To Do Before You’re 11 ¾ adventure; #23 Visit a farm from the Ranger category of adventures.

The home farm at Llanerchaeron has been resorted to its former glory with its impressive range of traditional, atmospheric outbuildings now being used as a working organic farm with Welsh Black cattle, Llanwenog sheep and rare Welsh pigs.

Bug was super excited when he realised we were headed to see some animals as he loves animals.

In the stone cobbled farm courtyard we explored the stone outbuildings in the hope of seeing some animals. 

Bug was first to spot an animal and started quacking away as he spotted a goose who was sticking its head out from under the wooden stall.  

Bug thought it was very funny that the goose was sticking its head out and that it was hissing at us when we went over to say hello.

After noticing another goose across the courtyard doing the same things, poking its orange beak and white head out under the stall we explored the rest of the buildings in the hope of seeing some other farm animals.

Bug soon found some pigs and cute little piglets, oinking away at them to say hello. 

He loved the big pigs and did not want to leave them to go and explore the rest of the farm, happy instead to move back and forth between the different stone buildings to see the different pigs.

After many oinks and lots of awwws we encouraged Bug to say goodbye to the pigs and piglets to go and explore the rest of the farm.

There were numerous outbuildings that housed old farmyard machinery and wooden carts.

On the hunt for more farm animals we roamed the farm.  Bug got very excited when he saw a flock of hens wandering loose on the farm.

As soon as Bug saw the hens the air was filled with happy clucks that emanated from my little farmer.

After seeing the hens we came across some smaller birds in a coop that had beautiful brown colourings.  Bug being the friendly little boy he is had to say hello to his new little feathered friends.

We also saw some sheep that got Bug baaaing away.

Bug giggled with glee when one cheeky sheep wanted to say hello to him with a big sloppy kiss.

Unfortunately we did not see the Welsh black cattle or speak to a farmer but Bug had a lovely time and there is always next time to see the Welsh black cattle when we visit Llaneraeron again to further explore the grounds, walks and lake, see the cheeky sheep and cute pigs again and complete more 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 ¾ adventures.  

More information about 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 ¾ and National Trust Wales.

*  We were kindly provided 2 family passes to National Trust Wales properties of our choosing to help Bug make a start on his #50things *

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