It was Karl’s birthday on Monday, so to celebrate the day and to fill in a bank holiday, we went to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Acton Scott was featured in a BBC series “Victorian Farm” in 2009, which we’d watched when it was broadcast, so it was actually a great way to follow up on that and totally awesome being able to recognise what we saw from the TV (yes, I’m that sad).
It was a good day out, and interesting to see what had and hadn’t changed compared to modern day farming methods and how we live. Karl mocked me for questioning why some of the lambs were being bottlefed instead of getting milk ‘from source’, even though it was a genuine question and bugger all to do with a breastfeeding agenda :P It turned out that mummy sheep was poorly. I don’t understand why she was being exposed to the crowds and not given a bit of peace and quiet, but meh… I’m not a farmer, what do I know?
One of the highlights of my day was walking around with Izz in the sling, not being limited in where we walk or what we look at, while several parents were struggling with so-called “rough terrain” prams/pushchairs, because they were clogging up with dirt or not coping with pebbled footpaths. Man, I’m a smug fucker sometimes.
Anyway, if you’re interested in seeing the animals, machinery etc, I took a bunch of pics which I’ve added to the Acton Scott set on flickr. :)