This morning we went out to Temple Newsam--we'd only been there for Opera in the Park, so we hadn't really seen it properly. There was much more going on than we'd realised--it's huge!
National collection of asters & chrysanthemums
I love it when garden walls have things growing on them...
Inside the rose garden
In the greenhouse
Loads of geraniums--it reminded me of our windowboxes on Camano (x50)
I'd never seen geraniums trained to grow up a wall before
I'd never seen pink & white geraniums, either--so pretty!
After the gardens, we went to the farm
We thought these piglets were cute, until we saw even smaller ones in the next stall
These guys were only 5 days old!
They were crawling all over each other & scrapping--so cute!
This sheep came right up to me and let me pet it
It was so friendly and cute!
Richard had to give it a try, too
It loved having its head scratched--it even closed its eyes when you scratched behind its ears, just like Cookie does!
The antique farming equipment was cool, too--there's a hay baler behind this tractor
It was lovely to catch the farm when the leaves are changing, too--so pretty!
One of the pigs was named Sandra--but don't feel bad, Mom, there was a one-eared goat named Molly on the farm, too!
Introducing Blue Boy!
Goats! One-eared Molly is the one seated in the middle, second in from the right
We didn't actually go in and tour the house this time--we might come back when it's decorated for Christmas. It's only a few miles away--it's so great to live close to these amazing places.