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Visiting Gorgie City Farm

Last Saturday we were out the door just after 10am (!) We walked through Stockbridge to get on a bus that would take us to Gorgie City Farm, tucked in between a busy railway and road in Dalry. I only recently found out about the farm, but immediately thought it was a great idea and somewhere I had to take Lanushka. 

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Their website sums it up much better than I ever could: “Gorgie City Farm is a free-entry community owned initiative that aims to educate inner city children & adults about farming and food production.”

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We were so early that there were only a few other visitors. And trust me, that never happens!

firstmeetings

Lana’s first meeting with a goat.

goat

It was a very friendly goat as you can see.

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Next Lana got to meet some sheep that had been shaven recently by the looks of it.

lamb

We found a wee lamb as well.

education-garden

Lots of community, youth and educational projects going on here.

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Farm folk.

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After the noisy sheep we bumped into some smelly pigs. To be fair the sheep smelled too, probably worse than the pigs.

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Lana was definitely interested in the animals, but still careful not to go too close.

feedingthesheep

Until she discovered that she can feed them and we had to make sure she didn’t put hay in the sheeps’ ears.

sheep

I asked Matthew to take a few photos of me and Lana as well, and this is the only photo he took. Hmpf. The sheep definitely steals all the attention.

bigpig

At the back we discovered this huge mama pig – it looks a lot smaller in the photo though!

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You can see how close the farm is to the surrounding residential buildings.

piglets

In the barn we found a bunch of little piglets snuggling away – looks so cosy.

weegoat

Next to the piglets was mrs mama goat looking a bit annoyed and accompanied by the tiniest little goat I’ve ever seen. Definitely my favourite!

guineapigs

There were guinea pigs too that Lana wasn’t too interested in.

goatfight

Two new goats had appeared in the goat pen and they were enjoying themselves play fighting.

goatdance

I managed to capture a bit of goat dancing too – didn’t know this is what goats do!

playpark

There’s also a play park at the farm.

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Lana headed straight for the tractor.

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My little farm girl.

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Haha Matthew’s feet look enormous!

chicken

Lana spotted a chicken.

picnictables

There’s also a picnic area if you want to bring food with you.

donations

The farm relies greatly on donations, so even though the farm is free to enter a donation is definitely not frowned upon.

This is a great place for a family day out and I’m sure we’ll be back!

x Nina x

Nina Äikäs

<p>I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!</p>

  • Leonard Adams

    Love the ‘dancing goats’ I think the other goat was jealous of papa goat’s goatee, did they recognise each other?

    Pop

    April 6, 2016 at 2:13 pm
    • Nina Äikäs

      Maybe!hmm the small goats were too busy playing so no idea ?

      April 6, 2016 at 7:23 pm
  • sharon

    Ahh that looks a great fanily day out.:)

    April 6, 2016 at 3:46 pm
    • Nina Äikäs

      It was ? Hope you’re well!x

      April 6, 2016 at 7:24 pm
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