Last week I visited Hackwood Farm with my parents and Baba. It's a cute little farm in Derbyshire with tea rooms, a butchery, deli, shop, plant stall and children's farm. I love supporting local businesses and this farm is just magical.
We started our afternoon with tea and cakes from the tea room (it would be rude not too!). Baba sat like an angel in her high chair munching on sandwiches with the promise that after she had finished she could go and feed the goats. After we were all fully fed and watered we wandered into the small shop and bought a little bag of animal feed.
The amazing thing is that the farm at Hackwood is absolutely free and you can wander round the little pens at your leisure. Baba loves feeding the animals and as usual Granddad got over excited and wandered off with the feed bag. He acted like he had never been to a farm before and forgot we had actually taken Baba. Does anyone else's dad do this? Behave like a small child when they are in the company of one? So funny. Anyway, after being reprimanded he then stood with Baba to feed the chickens, goats and pigs and everyone was happy.
The sun shone and I got some gorgeous photos of things we saw. I think as I've started this blog I've really started looking and appreciating what is actually around me a bit more, and that can only be a good thing!
If you are ever in the area drop by this farm and you won't be disappointed. Their website is here.
"And at the end of the day,
your feet should be dirty,
your hair messy
and your eyes sparkling".
Thank you for reading.