Animal No. 1 Pig sleeping in the distance
You can just about make out the shape of a pig trying to get some shut-eye in the shed at the back. Hardly able to contain my excitement, I dragged myself away only to experience the intoxicating headiness of ................. a duck.
I suppose that I should really try and empathise with these creatures more. Farm animals are probably like humans in that if they had a choice of winter activity, it wouldn't be standing in a snowy field with 'little johnny' lobbing chunks of jam sandwich at them.
Having said that, I did expect something a little, teensy bit more dramatic. Next up on the animal front we have.........
Animal No. 4 Bull Scoffing Hay
Actually, the bull was my favourite because it gave me the dirtiest look I have ever seen on an animal and I think I managed to capture it on camera. It's definitely a "WHAT. ARE. YOU. LOOKING. AT?" expression. I love it!
Ok, although the variety of four-legged vertebrates was a tad disappointing, the rest of the Milletts Farm Centre was quite good. There was a great garden centre and I managed to get a big bag of wild bird seed for my bird sanctuary. Plus, there was a very respectable Farm Shop with a large choice of home-made fayre. I managed to pick through all the food with vitamins in, until I found a jar of gravy granules which I triumphantly purchased.
Finally, it was getting a bit late, so I set up the camera outside to try and get an 'arty shot' before I left to go home. The result is below.
Arty Shot No. 1 Entitled: "Sun Setting and Shining through a Tree that is near a Bench and Lake"
And so back to Forest Hill. I was exhausted after all the excitement, so spent the evening relaxing by surfing the BBC News website to figure out the lastest interest rate drop. Actually, that's not very rock and roll thinking about it. It's hardly on a par with trashing hotel rooms and throwing television sets out the window.