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.
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.”
We were so early that there were only a few other visitors. And trust me, that never happens!
Lana’s first meeting with a goat.
It was a very friendly goat as you can see.
Next Lana got to meet some sheep that had been shaven recently by the looks of it.
We found a wee lamb as well.
Lots of community, youth and educational projects going on here.
After the noisy sheep we bumped into some smelly pigs. To be fair the sheep smelled too, probably worse than the pigs.
Lana was definitely interested in the animals, but still careful not to go too close.
Until she discovered that she can feed them and we had to make sure she didn’t put hay in the sheeps’ ears.
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.
At the back we discovered this huge mama pig – it looks a lot smaller in the photo though!
You can see how close the farm is to the surrounding residential buildings.
In the barn we found a bunch of little piglets snuggling away – looks so cosy.
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!
There were guinea pigs too that Lana wasn’t too interested in.
Two new goats had appeared in the goat pen and they were enjoying themselves play fighting.
I managed to capture a bit of goat dancing too – didn’t know this is what goats do!
There’s also a play park at the farm.
Lana headed straight for the tractor.
My little farm girl.
Haha Matthew’s feet look enormous!
Lana spotted a chicken.
There’s also a picnic area if you want to bring food with you.
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