This year I am blogging from two places; my city home in London, and my home on the farm in County Down. So where was this photo taken?
Yes of course, it’s London. I took these photos last Sunday at Spitalfields City Farm, in the shadow of the City of London. Can you see the building known as The Gherkin in the background?
To make this a perfect intersection of all the blog’s interests, I needed some connection with India. So I took a photo of this sign – am I right in thinking that the non-English script is Hindi? [*UPDATE: my wiser friends commenting below are correcting me – the sign is written in Bengali*]
After living in Bangalore, I find London’s streets strangely devoid of goats, cows and chickens. So I just dropped in to the city farm to see the animals. There is more to the farm, however, than just staring at goats. For opportunities to learn, volunteer or arrange activities for children, click on the Spitalfields City Farm website, or find them on Facebook. And if you want to find another city farm or community garden closer to you in London or across the UK, click on the website for the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens.
Guided tours of Spitalfields City Farm are led by the hens.
This is a goat.
And this is a sheep.
How do I know? I just read the sign.
Using my new-found knowledge from the sign, I would say that this is a tall goat.
Or it may have been a donkey. But this is definitely a very sleepy pig. Goodnight.