Hahndorf Farm Barn, Adelaide


2015 08 13 - WESA Travel - Hahndorf Farm Barn

Among all the places we have been to in Adelaide, Sonia and Arnold loved the Hahndorf Farm Barn most! There, we saw many animals…

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We saw Little Corellas and Sulphur-crested Cockatoos…

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Moo moo… cow…

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Probably the most interesting activity of the day – milking the cow. BUT both Sonia and Arnold weren’t game for it!

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They freaked out when they saw the cow squirting milk into a bucket. It was hilarious (I meant their expressions).

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Interesting facts!

The whole place was very well organised with opportunities for the kids to feed and pat the animals. You can purchase food for the animals at AUD 3 per packet. We bought five packets and were rationing soon after. The kids were very generous with their carrots!

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The cutest rabbit in the barn!

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A female rabbit is called a doe and a male is called a buck.
  • A young rabbit is called a kitten or kit for short.
  • Rabbits are born with their eyes closed and without fur.
  • A mother rabbit will pull fur from her chest to make a nest to have her babies in.
  • There are over 18- breeds of rabbit worldwide.
  • Rabbit teeth grow their entire life and are worn down by chewing on grass and hay.
  • Rabbits need to eat plenty of hay for their digestive system to stay healthy. They also eat commercial rabbit pellets and love carrots and apple.
  • Rabbits have one of the quickest reproductive rates; they are pregnant for only 31 days! A doe can have a litter of between 4 and 12 kittens.
  • Because their eyes are set on the sides of their head, rabbits cannot see directly under their nose! They have a very keen sense of smell that allows them to identify food below their nose. They can also see behind them without turning their heads!
  • A rabbit can only breathe through its nose, so you will never see a panting rabbit.
  • A rabbit has 4 toes on its back feet and 4 toes on its front feet!
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Hubby doing a demonstration… “here’s how you feed a guinea pig”

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Nom nom nom… There, we used one packet of carrot.

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Sonia was fearless when she was younger. She would charge at 10 ducks, feed the kangaroo, run after deers and wild boars. But as she grew older, she became more conscious and was afraid of feeding the animals. It took a while to encourage her and with hubby’s help, she tried feeding the playful deer. Thumbs up!

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Look at Arnold’s expression! Epic! He tried feeding the deer and when the deer ate the hay off his palm, he cringed. Haha… Here, we used up another bag of carrots.

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This is one of my favourite picture!

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Little chicks

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Very tame lambs

 

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Seeing flowers blooming in winter makes me happy! It was a happy sight!

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Arnold kept feeding carrots to the ducks but ducks don’t take carrots!!! Again, wasted another bag of carrots.

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I told Sonia the same but none of them were LISTENING!!!

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Arnold later picked up all the carrot bits and saved them for the deers.

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I asked Arnold to feed the deer but truth to be told, I was a little… scared.

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And when the deer attempted to eat the carrot, I screamed!

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And Arnold got a shocked! Opss…

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Mr. Deer

After a few feeds, Arnold got braver.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A male deer is called a buck, a female deer is called a dow, and a baby deer is called a fawn.
  • Deer live to between 12 and 16 years of age.
  • Deer have horn-like growths on their head called antlers.
  • Antlers are used by deer for protection to defend themselves and their family from predators and to show others in their herd ‘who’s the boss’.
  • Antlers are not permanent parts of the deer’s body. Every year, the deer antlers fall off in spring and start to grow again. Antlers grow back bigger and stronger each year.
  • The deer family also include the Elk, Moose, Caribou, and Reindeer.
  • Deer have stomach that is divided into four sections – just like cow’s.
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Anyway, that’s a potato, not an egg. I’m saying this because some five minutes ago, I thought that was an egg. LOL.

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Beautiful plain of grass

All of us had so much fun, especially the kids! We would have stayed at the farm for a little longer if not for the strong wind. It got colder and we were worried for the kids, so we left soon after.

Will we come back again?

YES!

This time round, we didn’t get to ride on ponies or watch the Wildlife and Reptile Show. Maybe the next time, when the kids are older. Hahndorf Farm Barn, we will be back, some day!

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The Hahndorf Farm Barn is open almost every day of the year (including all public holidays) except the 24th to 26th of December. Their opening hours are from 10am to 4pm, daily.

Price List

If you are traveling to Adelaide, you have got to visit the Hahndorf Farm Barn. Your kids will love it there!

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Next coming up, more about Hahndorf. Stay tune!

winniediorachew
About me

Hello! I'm Winnie! First, a wife to my hub, Edmund. Then a mum to my gems, Sonia and Arnold. Together we form WESA. Everything written in this blog space is about us - it's a family affair! Here I share snippets of our everyday kind of life and adventures. I love motherhood, family, children, playdates, travel, parties and simple joy.

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