Care for the elderly in Northumberland.
We had a great trip out yesterday to a Northumbrian farm, to see some newborn lambs.
The farm is run by our Marketing Coordinator, Sally, who also writes the Pint Sized Farmers blog.
Our residents, Lily, Olive, April, Alan, Margaret and Betty, and our staff and volunteers had a chance to meet the lambs close up, feed some sheep nuts to the ewes, say hello to the pet lambs, and also have a stroke with Candy the farm pony.
Everyone loved the chance to see the animals close up. Lily named the latest newborn lamb “Keith”, and all our residents got to stroke the two tiny Fidget and Midget lambs, plus Daffodil the pet lamb.
It was a beautiful, sunny day, and everyone managed the uneven ground really well – Margaret even walking all the way round the farm buildings to see the pet lambs!
All our residents said “hello” to Candy the farm pony, who was very keen to meet everyone and eat a few handfuls of sheep nuts.
Afterwards all the visitors went for a well earned cup of tea and piece of cake at Brocksbushes Farm Shop & Tea Room.
(Keith the lamb is still doing well and has just been rescued from the hay rack for the second time today, as he keeps falling in…)