This is the note that greeted me yesterday morning when I walked into the kitchen.
DD2 has once again started her quest to turn our home into a zoo. Obviously the cat and dog we have are not enough. The goldfish died recently so maybe she feels we have a huge space to fill. Add in the fact that she has been surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes this week, including rabbits, so that has obviously got her thinking about what we are missing. DD1 & DD2 have been on a farm summer camp this week at The Farmyard on a real working farm just north of Corofin, Co Clare on the edge of the Burren.
The girls have had so much fun during their week at The Farmyard. All the activities and fresh air means they are dead tired every evening when I collect them – a good thing for me. And they are wishing that their week there was longer. Now that is always a very good sign. Funnily enough the girls are really enjoying the activities I didn’t like as a child, because to me they were real everyday chores to get done!!
Some of the things they have done this week include milking a cow, shearing sheep, grooming ponies, collecting fresh eggs from the hens, and making butter from fresh milk from the farm’s own cows. They have also come home with tales of feeding grumpy curly-haired pigs that are the same breed used to make chorizo (not sure what breed of pig that is). On Wednesday the girls arrived home with butter they had made that day. That butter tastes delicious.
The Farmyard is open to visitors at the weekends during the summer months. It really is a beautiful spot with tearooms and a great selection of animals to keep the kids – and adults - busy. If you are visiting County Clare I suggest you call in for a visit.
So now, how do I answer that request for a rabbit?!
For more information: http://www.thefarmyard.ie/
For the record: I have not been paid for this mention of The Farmyard. All the above are my own personal opinions and those of my happy and delighted kids.