Day Out // Shores Fold Community Farm

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Last Friday, Catherine and I went on an adventure to find a nearby farm in Manchester. We're both huge animal fans, and so it was the perfect way to spend our mutual day off together. Catherine has just recently started to blog properly herself, and so please check out her beautiful blog here!

As soon as we entered the farm, we were greeted by a gaggle of geese and two beautiful goats! The geese happily squawked as Catherine and I snapped away at them, and the two goats (the lighter one was called Kevin, and the darker one was called Collin) paraded over to us to share in some of the attention. Kevin was such a poser!

Next stop was to visit these two teeny tiny pygmy goats. One of the ladies who runs the farm informed us that the smaller one of the two, the white one, was called Ant, and the bigger, brown goat was called Dec. Ironic, considering that real life Ant and Dec are the opposite in height order! Goat Ant and Dec were lapping up all of the attention that Catherine and I threw at them, and Ant started to lick our fingers as we peaked our fingers through the fence!

Upon seeing this white rabbit, I actually uttered the phrase "IT'S SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE!!!" (Despicable Me reference, for those of you who aren't as Disney/Pixar/Universal obsessed as I am). These four rabbits looked absolutely worn out, and were hiding away in the cool shade. Clearly the warm Summer's day was too much for them. There were also some guinea pigs in a hut behind the rabbits, but their hide and seek techniques had gone even further than that of the rabbits', as they were nowhere to be seen (or photographed, at least). As we left the rabbit enclosure to see some other animals, these ducks almost soaked me through, playing in their pool of water. They almost made me jealous - I wish I had a paddling pool!

Just before we headed for the exit, we spotted two or three fields with donkeys and horses in. This donkey was not a fan of photographs, I must say! In the field next door was a beautiful shetland pony - aren't they just such cute creatures?

On the way home, Catherine and I spotted the McVitie's factory, and jumped over the brick wall to have another small photoshoot. We also noticed this unusual shed, that had fairy lights all over it (unfortunately they can't be seen in the photo). We ended our day with a stroll through a few nearby parks. Due to the overpowering sun, we headed home to cool off, and look through the many photos that we had both taken throughout the day. What a great day to spend another Summery day off! If you want to take a look at the farm yourself, look at their Facebook page here!


  1. This looks like such a great day - the bunnies are adorable! :)

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    1. They were so cute! Way too hot for them though, bless them x x