We’re proud to announce another new arrival! Remember our Mandarin duck hatching eggs? Although the eggs are due to hatch tomorrow, we’ve had an early arrival! This little one was developing a bit faster than its siblings and we heard this little guy (or girl!) cheeping in its egg late Friday night. That, taken together with a look at its beak in the egg’s air cell meant that it had internally pipped and was getting close to hatching. However, there was no further activity until this afternoon when it burst out of its egg! The tiny duckling is still drying off, so looks a bit bedraggled, but is fluffing up nicely. More adorable photos on the next page. Continue reading
Why not come down and celebrate at the park and farm this bank holiday weekend! We are open every day and free to the public (more on planning your visit here). And don’t forget your camera! This weekend we are holding the first ever Mudchute Farm Flickr photo competition! The winning photographer will win a VIP tour of the farm, where you’ll have a chance to ask us all of your questions, meet your farmyard favourites, and have plenty of handling opportunities and photo ops!
Everyone is welcome to take part, whether you’re a professional or just manage to snap a photo on your camera! To enter, just upload your photos from around the farm to our flickr pool by midnight
next Wednesday, 6th June Sunday, June 11th*. We’ll contact the winner on Wednesday the 13th to arrange your private VIP farm tour (on any Saturday in June). Good luck and enjoy the long weekend!
* UPDATE! We’ve extended the deadline for the photo competition through half term. Note the new deadline is this Sunday, the 11th of June.
Live in the city but love farming? Want to find out more about food production, animal husbandry or agriculture? Here’s your chance to get involved! We are looking for enthusiastic, hard working volunteers to help out on the farm. Do you have spare time and skills to help support Mudchute?
If you are a mature, responsible individual with abilities working with animals, gardening, carpentry, administration and/or group leading, do get in touch! Help would be greatly appreciated across all areas of the park and farm. Previous experience is not necessary, but you must be able to work in all weather.
Please contact farm manager Nick via email firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message via twitter @mudchute.