The new season has got off to a fantastic start at Totnes Rare Breeds. The farm and Garden Cafe have been open for a week and have been busier than ever. With a little help from the weather, the staff and animals have been welcoming back all their old friends - and making some new ones too of course.
Regular visitors have had fresh acquaintances to make too. Harry and Barnaby, the Mediterranean Miniature donkeys, have captured everyone's hearts, as have mini piglets Cassandra and Raquel. Our usual stock of orphaned lambs has arrived from a local farmer, and they are bleeting for bottles. Chicks are chipping out of eggs every day, baby guinea pigs are still being born, and a seventy-year-old tortoise is getting used to the pace of life on the farm.
Our woodland walk has also opened - a great place to watch the local birdlife, and to see the bees hurrying in and out of their hive.
It really is all go! But don't worry, everyone's still as chilled out and happy as ever.