Fascinating Facts about Chickens

  As readers of our blog will know, we have some lovely chickens at Fantasy Farm, and they lay delicious eggs, so I thought it would be nice to share with you some fun facts about them. Did you know?  Healthy Chickens lay about 265 eggs a year, AND they lay the eggs whether or not there is a cockerel (male) in the run with them. The colour of the eggs is not the same as the colour of the hen, although some brown hens lay brown eggs, black hens like our Jessica and Rebecca, who are a breed called Marans, …

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Les livres pour enfants maintenant disponibles en français, traduit par Emilie Baudrez.

Les livres pour enfants Toby et Compagnie – Ca bouge toujours! et Toby et Compagnie – Le Mystere du Poulailler sont maintenant disponibles en français, traduit par Emilie Baudrez. Toby et Compagnie – Ca bouge toujours! Ça bouge toujours poursuit les aventures de Toby le Border Collie dans la Ferme Fantastique, la petite ferme où il a grandi. Dans cette suite merveilleuse de Toby et Compagnie, le lecteur, jeune ou moins jeune peut se réjouir de retrouver toute la ferme de Toby ainsi que les animaux sauvages du premier livre, et d’en découvrir d’autres encore. C’est amusant à lire et …

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Happiness is… A Toby’s Tails book for Easter!

These two boys are Connor and Mason, our grandsons, and this Easter they got a very special present. Their own book! You see – these two very special boys are two of the characters in the latest Toby’s Tails book, Toby’s Tails – Easter at Fantasy Farm. Look how happy they are!                                                                             Toby            

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Easter gifts – Why not give a book?

We all know that children get far too many chocolates at Easter. Why not give them a book instead? The Toby’s Tails series of children’s books are ideal for children aged 4 to 9 years who love animals. Whether the animal is a dog, cat, or farmyard friend, Toby’s Tails has a book to suit. All the animals featured live on our smallholding and were photographed by the author. If you would like to purchase a book, with personal message from yourself or just signed by the author, complete with a bookmark, a special Toby paw print, and have it sent …

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Stormy weather and the wind worried ponies!

Well as you know, being a Border Collie, a bit of wet weather doesn’t worry me, but the wind and rain have been pouring down the last couple of days. Here at Fantasy Farm the chickens have kept in their hen house, they don’t like the wind at all. In the field the ponies Marine and Prudence are staying in their shelter most of the time eating the big round of hay inside. However, just now I heard a lot of noise and there was Marine running down the field as fast as her legs would carry her. Mum laughed …

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I’ve just had my birthday!

Well, it must be another year because I’ve just had my 6th birthday, I was born on the 26th December, my mum waited you see so that everyone could get over the excitement of Christmas and then marvel at her lovely puppies. Here is a picture of me on the front step of my mums home with my brother Spot. Incidentally, I saw him just before Christmas when mum, dad and Michelle went to see Karen, John and family where I was born at Le Chataignier https://www.facebook.com/LeChataignier.france?fref=ts  so I caught up with all of my family as well.       …

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I’m Back!

Hi everyone, sorry I’ve been away so long – but now I’m back and looking forward to sharing my life with you all!                     A lot of things have changed here, we have a new lamb called Poppy, her mum is Rosie and her birth was announced in the first Fantasy Farm Tales book Billy and Daisy’s Big Adventure http://www.amazon.com/Billy-Daisys-Adventure-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B008VUXPAI/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377247271&sr=1-2 A lot has happened with the chickens too but that’s another story… We have a new addition to our family, Marine mums horse, she is a Ffjord/Cob and really friendly, she …

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Picnic by the river

Yesterday was a lovely day so mum and dad packed a picnic and we all went down to the Loire valley. Mum and dad had a lovely picnic at Saumur,  you can park right on top of the hill next to the chateau http://www.saumur-tourisme.net/chateausaumur_uk.html There are picnic tables there, it’s a lovely spot and you can see the  river Loire wending its way down the valley in both directions.  I was too busy though exploring, to look at the river. There were plenty of people to say hello to and of course every so often I had to pop back …

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