We have some lovely farm-stays on Holiday Tots, with the friendliest, funniest, cheekiest, charming and most loving animals, all of whom have kept our farm-stay owners busy and entertained during these strange times.
We gave our owners a very tough challenge, to pick one farmyard animal who has shone out to them in the last month. Here is why they have picked this particular resident and what they have been getting up to (there may even be two as sometimes they come in pairs!):
Nettlecombe Farm – Isle Of Wight
Comet and Dancer are looking forward to a busy Christmas eve…
”It so hard to pick out one of our farm animals who have shone recently as they are all so amazing and have really coped so well during lockdown, despite not have any guests staying here to hang out with them.
However we would like to tell you about our resident reindeer Comet & Dancer, we look after them for Father Christmas who always comes to pick them up with his sleigh on Christmas Eve to deliver presents to kids across the globe. He always returns them on Christmas morning, they are a bit tired but despite all the hard work flying through the air they always seem to come home a few pounds heavier after all the carrots they eat along the way. The are getting especially excited about this year as they have been a bit lonely not seeing all the children who come and stay here due to the lockdown and they are making sure that Father Christmas takes lots of hand & hoof sanitizer with them this year to keep everyone safe and not spread the virus.”
North Hayne Farm – Nr. South Molton, Devon
”We have Truffle our white pig who endured endless lockdown abuse from her brother Wilbur whenever he felt grumpy. Always happy to be the ‘underpig’ Truffle has surprised us all by now changing. She emerged from lockdown much stronger and resilient. Over the last couple of months her confidence has grown even further and she now stands up for herself as the ‘top’ pig in the pen!!”
Croft Farm – Wales
Thanks for the smiles Maxi and Marty 🙂
”Our pair of Ouessant sheep called Maxi and Marty have been putting smiles on faces whatever the weather since Wales re-opened after the fire-break lockdown. They are the smallest naturally occurring sheep breed in the world and everyone loves them!”
Glynn Barton – Nr. Bodmin, Cornwall
Merv enjoys a little game or two!
”This is Merv, one of our Bennetts Wallabies. They have spent most of 2020 playing hide and seek with their breakfast, chasing the donkeys and sunbathing. They also like to eat dried dandelions and Sourdough bread from Baker Tom!”
Tregongeeves – St Austell, Cornwall
A little sisterly love keeping each others spirits up during lock down
”This is one of the many animals here at Tregongeeves, guests enjoy talking to them and feeding them bananas. Sisterly Love Ronnie and Ruby our Kune Kune pigs have been with us for 6 years now.”
Tredethick – Nr. Lostwithiel, Cornwall
Nothing has changed for Seamus, he’s loving lockdown life…
”Seamus the alpaca loving the lockdown life with his magnificent thick warm woolly coat to keep him cosy on chilly winter nights. His days are filled with a morning delivery of his favourite breakfast cereal, munching hay and playing in the paddock with all his goat mates. What a life.”
North Bradbury Farm – North Devon
Balti can’t help himself, he loves the camera and especially a selfie with anyone and everyone!
”By far our friendliest, funniest most sociable animal on the farm is Balti. Guaranteed to win over any guest.
Despite being the largest billy goat you have ever set eyes on he is a gentle giant.
Whenever he sees any guests he comes over begging for attention. When he is living in the front field with his partner in crime Snowy our other billy goat he will join you on the feed run , in the adventure playground and has even been known to come and join families in the wilderness area when they are toasting marshmallows over the camp fire!
He loves nothing more than having a selfie with our guests young or old – he is even a lot of our guests profile photo on their social media!
With no guests here at present he had to make do this morning with a selfie with Farmer Chris which he was more than happy to oblige with ……He along with us can’t wait to welcome our guests back. It isn’t unusual for Balti to come and hang his head over the gate into the swimming pool to watch guests in the pool or to stand up on the gate in the barn and watch the families play table tennis…..”
Trevorrick Farm – Nr. Padstow, Cornwall
It’s a ducks life 🙂
”This is our friendly duck that eats from our hands, follows us about and jumps on our shoulders….not guests shoulders”
So there you have it, a lovely selection of friendly farmyard residents. You can check out all other farm-stays on Holiday Tots where you will find many friendly fury, feathery faces.