Rabbits, rabbits and more rabbits! We have plenty of bunnies for your children to feed and play with they are so big and beautiful all are purebred Flemish Giants.
We have many blue, several black and 2 very special white bunnies. They will come up straight away if you go into the bunny enclosure and sit on the pipes which make up a safe burrow system for them. All your cares will float away while handling these gentle animals. No wonder everyone loves them!
The last day of July and our Lambs are already dropping! Fantastic – so far, we have a little boy and a little girl. They are living down at the stables with their mums and other expectant mums from Morvern Valley’s Suffolk Sheep flock.
Each Year at Morvern Valley the small paddock turns into a maternity ward, all the sheep waiting calmly for their special moment! The farmer makes sure the sheep are comfortable, and all is going well, then after the birth checks that the new tiny lambs are drinking – latching on properly to get that all important colostrum – the ewe’s rich first milk is essential!
Soon our new BIG RED tractor will be here and we are very excited. Its got headlights so Jason won’t even need to come back out of the fields till after dark! It doesn’t take much to work out where Jason is these days – hes on his very own TRACTOR!
It’s a long-awaited, major purchase for us – but will really help shouldering the loads of firewood, and moving the huge bales of hay around Morvern Valley Farm.
Gypsy Jewel arrived to a flurry of excitement at Morvern Valley. Every animal large and small came and stood in a line along the fence to get the best look at the new family member. We kept her separate in a paddock for the first week so she could calmly inspect her new surroundings! Now she has joined in with the others and all is harmonious!
Gypsy Jewel is a purebred Gypsy Cob Mare – 5 years old, purchased from The Hunter Valley from a dedicated Gypsy Cob Stud. This breed is hard to find in Australia and is highly sought for their calm and gentle nature.
They are a pony size Draft horse with long flowing manes and tails and feathered fetlocks. They became a firm favourite with the Romany Gypsy people to drive their gypsy wagons who bred them down in size. Jewel is the traditional colour – Piebald which is a stunning mix of black and white. Welcome to Morvern Valley Jewel!
Some goats are just plain naughty but we have been lucky here at Morvern Valley with our Molly.
She even has been rewarded with her very own little house!
Molly happily stays in the paddocks, and shyly follows the guests around and just wants to be involved. She’ll come up and stand quietly beside you.
Lovely Molly loves Lucerne Hay, and her goat pellets too!
Did you know Cows and Goats both have 4 stomachs?
So let’s get first to the exciting bit – the PRIZE!!!
The Winner will receive a free Standard 3 Night Weekend Stay at Morvern Valley worth up to $837 in the Cottage of their choice. That’s a return visit……totally for free!
Photos from New Guests and Past Guests to Morvern Valley are all welcome. You can enter with as many photos as you wish (more chance to win!). Photos need to be nice and large (at least 2 MB) and will be used by Morvern Valley if chosen. Simply send them to our email address at firstname.lastname@example.org
So if you think you are a bit of ‘a fox with a camera’, whether you just use your IPhone, or have full fancy camera kit, we want to see your experience, and find the essence of Morvern Valley.
Grinning kids, the animals, a funny moment, the cottages, arty shots, family gatherings, collecting eggs, down at the creek, on the tractor… Literally anything taken inside, or outside at Morvern Valley.
A Selection of the Shortlisted Best Photos will be published on our upcoming Guest Photo Pages at the end of each month, – so you will know when you are in the running!!! How EXCITING!
Good luck towards the win, Get Snapping, Entries Start NOW!!! – close 31st December 2017 and the Best of the Best will then receive the prize!
Since just before Christmas we have been excitedly awaiting our Miniature Cow. Just perfect for our farm Mini Galloways are known for their quiet docile nature – perfect for a farm stay where you have young children and even guests past 90! They will stand quietly while you pat them just loving the attention.
They come in a variety of colours, but are quite rare in Australia, we even had to ‘preorder’ our baby! We are so lucky as the calf was born the perfect colour we had hoped for, Julie’s favourite – fluffy white with black tips, just gorgeous and cute even when fully grown.
We are not sure of the exact date but we are looking at Curly’s arrival to be in Winter when Curly is old enough to be weaned and able to be separated from his Mum. The quality stud we are getting Curly from has been cuddling and hand feeding him daily since birth, knowing he was needing to be extra kindly and friendly for our farm stay.
Toffee has given birth to a gorgeous tiny foal – another chestnut called Strawberry. She is just 33 cms tall. Toffee is a wonderful mum, the foal is drinking well, cantering and trotting around like a tiny, confident racehorse. Chocolate – the proud dad – stays close and involved.
With lambs born – another due, and little Strawberry it is shaping up to be a wonderful spring at Morvern Valley.
Take home a quality Farm Charm. Add your Farm Charm onto your own existing European Bracelet or Charm Link Bracelet – There are many different charms, all good quality and all just $4 each! Just leave your money on the Kitchen table each cottage has a lovely selection!
Girls are loving the Lampwork, Enamel, and Silver 925 Plate Charms of Cottages with Chimneys just like where you stayed! Horses are a firm favourite too. Saddles, Riding Boots, Chickens, Peacocks, Frypans replete with Eggs. Enamel Charms, Ducks and Donkeys, Toadstools, even some Fairies, Ice creams, Bunnies and Ladybugs.
Hand blown Glass Charms have Chickens, Pigs, Toadstools, Tractors and Ducks. For Boys a Leather Strap and the Antique Silver Charms are proving the most popular – Frogs, Tractors, Chickens, Bird Nests, Horses, Scarecrows, Windmills, and Kerosene Lamps.
Bracelets (both European Style and Chain Style) and Leather Straps are just $4 too! There are many sizes for Children and Adult sizes too – they make a lovely gift for friends back at home too! Every time you look at your special charm on your wrist or in your jewellery box, you will remember your stay at Morvern Valley.
Try your luck panning for gold. Our Creek is Coal Creek it leads into Bundanoon Creek, where many prospectors found gold last century. Head down to our creek in the tree line, down past the Cubby House, and you will find a picnic table.
Here are several Gold Pans, and a Sign to help you find your fortune. Swish and Swirl, Swish and Swirl – specks and flakes of gold being a very heavy metal will settle into the base of the specially designed gold pans. Be patient the longer you Swish and Swirl, Swish and Swirl, the more chance you have! Remember to congratulate little ones with all their finds.
In your cottage are little clear plastic containers – take your flecks of gold home with you – a great ‘Show and Tell’ adventure when they return to school. Children will be thrilled to be seeking treasure. A great NEW reason to get wet and muddy at the farm!