It has been a gloriously sunny Easter here in the UK so I have been out and about quite a bit. I have visited a castle, went on a couple of walks (which I will post about soon) and visted parents. On one of the walks I came across a small farm with some pens open to the public. Of course I couldn't resist taking a few pictures , and as the animals were used to people they made very obliging subjects.
There were three goats in one enclosure and the one in the picture above came trotting over as I stood by the fence. It seemed to want to pose for me so I snapped off a few shots.
The pigs were enjoying rooting around in the dirt but I noticed this one making a hollow for itself in a shady spot. I watched as it dug away the top layer of soil adn then laid down to sleep in the hollow it had made. Content with it's work it started to doze. I had a telephoto lens on so I was able to take the shot above without disturbing it from it's slumber.
In the next enclosure were a few sheep and one of them had a little lamb. The little thing followed it's mum everywhere and she kept a watchful eye on it while it joyfully ran around in the grass. She kept her offspring well away from people by the fences though many tried to call the lamb over. My telephoto lens came into it's own once more and I happily snapped away without worrying either of them.
While I have been out and about I have noticed many lambs in the fields. Spring has definitely arrived in the UK!