New arrivals have a spring in their step

Volunteer Michael Bellamy with the newly born chickens at the Shepherds Farm Place. Picture: Andrew Roe
Volunteer Michael Bellamy with the newly born chickens at the Shepherds Farm Place. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Spring is finally in the air and some new arrivals are making an appearance at Shepherd’s Place Farm at Graizelound, near Haxey.

A new baby lamb – with another on the way – two baby emus and tiny chicks can all be petted by youngsters who go along to the farm in Akeferry Road.

(l-r) Layla Wragg, 17 mnths, Rebecca Stafford, and Chris Wragg, of Epworth, look at the Alpacas at the Shepherds Farm Place. Picture: Andrew Roe

(l-r) Layla Wragg, 17 mnths, Rebecca Stafford, and Chris Wragg, of Epworth, look at the Alpacas at the Shepherds Farm Place. Picture: Andrew Roe

And there are big plans in the pipeline to develop Shepherd’s Place with hopes high that the farm’s new soft-play area and refreshment zone will be up and running in time for the summer holidays.

“We are an educational farm so we love to be able to give children the chance to hold the animals and find out all about them,” said farm proprietor Keith Phillips.

“And we always welcome volunteers who want to come and learn more about them.

“Next year we are also hoping to have a new educational incubator room where children can learn all about the life cycle of the egg.”

Volunteer Claire Bunting at the Shepherds Farm Place with the newly born llama called Tylor Mitchell (white) in the background. Picture: Andrew Roe

Volunteer Claire Bunting at the Shepherds Farm Place with the newly born llama called Tylor Mitchell (white) in the background. Picture: Andrew Roe

Shepherd’s Place Farm opened its doors last June, and is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday during term-time and every day in the school holidays.

Mr Philips said once the soft play area is open, the petting farm will open every day.