Farm News - Autumn
After an action packed programme of summer activities Autumn should be a quieter season… but of course it’s never quiet here at The Farm!
September brings us one of our favourite events, the Harvest Festival on the 15th and 16th. Join us at 2pm to give thanks for the year and to bless the animals that enrich our lives. You are very welcome to bring along your much loved pets to be blessed alongside some of the farm animals. We have live music from Preston Brook Band to accompany our favourite Harvest Hymns, as well as corn dolly making, spinning, woodturners, Aunt Mary in the cottage and brand new seasonal food demos with lots of yummy tasters!
We also have a brand new event on Saturday 29th September – Meet the Miller! It’s a chance to step back in time and meet Herbert Chesworth, the Farms very own miller from the 1930’s. You will be able to see, smell and hear about the secrets of the mill and get a real insight into what his days work would be like. This event must be pre-booked – visit our events pages for more info….
The animals have enjoyed the season of sun and plenty and are now adjusting to the beautiful autumnal mornings and chillier nights! Molly and Sienna’s piglets are thriving and will soon be old enough to be weaned. Our young duo: Tallulah the Tamworth and Bella the Berkshire are both due their first litters in October so we are looking forward to more piglets. Bella had a visit from a prize winning Berkshire boar so hopefully her piglets will be little stunners. The hatchery is now closed and the last of the hatched chicks are busy feathering up for the colder months ahead. The ewes have all had their MOT’s and we are already thinking about lambing next April and planning dates. The cows and horses are tucking into the last of the summer grass. It finally started to grow again after a bit more rain these last few weeks so we are hoping to get a second cut of hay in the next month. And last but not least our August Bank Holiday born goat kids are finding their feet - skipping, leaping, racing and generally ‘kidding’ about as mums Charlotte and Alice look on indulgently.
October half term (Sat 27th Oct –Sun 4th Nov) will bring this season to a close with an action packed week of pumpkin picking, pumpkin trails and of course our annual Conker Championships - lets hope there’s a good crop of horse chestnuts this year as it gets very competitive between staff and visitors alike! So make sure you join us this Autumn for all the fun on The Farm!
For further information and updates on all the goings on down on the farm, don’t forget to follow us on twitter! @tatton_park And check out our Facebook page for the Farm!
Adopted Animal Updates
See how Prancer the Reindeer and Frosty the Donkey are getting on in our Adopt An Animal page.