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Did you spot our newest twin lambs and adorable Aylesbury ducklings on ITV’s “This Morning” show this morning? They were on the programme live alongside Adam Henson. Ewe and lambs were very settled on set, relaxing among the straw bales. Despite a little London traffic, they had a relaxing journey to and from the studios, taking it all in their stride. The twins even got the nicknames Phillip and Holly!

The programme also featured some of our young Aylesbury ducklings, which are adorable yellow balls of down and their own duckling cam!

Missed the show? You can watch on demand at ITV here and appear about 1 hour and 20 minutes into the programme.

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Living on a city farm, our animals are accustomed to a bustling environment and lots of visitors. This means they are calm, confident and relaxed in a range of unusual situations and our experienced farm team can also advise on ensuring conditions are suitable whether on or off site. If you are looking for farmyard cameos or extras, get in touch by emailing us at farm@mudchute.org to find out how we can work together!

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IMG_1896More caprine news this week! There are two beautiful new goats in our goat pen. These golden girls are our Golden Guernsey goats, a rare native breed known for their golden coats. They are a small and light-boned milking breed and as their name suggests, hail from Guernsey. Many thanks to the Friends of Mudchute Park & Farm for helping to bring this gorgeous breed to Mudchute.

The Golden Guernsey breed nearly died out during WWII as most of the livestock on Guernsey were wiped out during the German occupation of the island. The breed owes its survival to Miss Miriam Milbourne, who was able to hide a small group of the goats! You can find out more about this beautiful golden goat breed from the RBST as well as the Golden Guernsey Goat Society.

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The two golden nannies join us from Vauxhall City Farm and already settled into their new home. They are extremely friendly and seem to be enjoying exploring their new enclosure.


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As we reach the middle of March, there is not long left now until lambing comes into full swing. The first of our ducklings are growing up quickly and schools are eagerly watching the eggs they are incubating as a part of our Hatch and Brood programme.

We’ve been treated to very warm weather over the past few days. The warm sunshine has really made it feel like Spring has arrived. There are blossoms and new shoots cropping up across the farm. Birds are busily gathering nesting material and we’ve seen several butterfly species on the wing. Our ponds are filling with frogspawn and we’ve spotted toads and newts too. The days are growing noticeably longer each day as well. Not long now until we’ll be making the switch to British Summer Time and our summer opening times.