Edgars Mission Visit
It’s no secret Lynds and I are huge animal people, we’ve dedicated our entire brand to them really, so it was quite a treat for us to visit the very lovely, very special, Edgars Mission while we were in Melbourne last week with our boys and our good friends Kathryn and Andrea Smith.
Edgars’ Mission is an animal sanctuary who house and look after many, many farm animals who’ve been rescued, adopted or saved from the meat industry or just generally cruel situations. Lyndsay and Ben recently created a brand new website for Edgars Mission, (with illustrations by Andrea) which is amazing, cute and as beautiful to visit as the farm itself! But enough about that, onto the super cute animals we had the pleasure of meeting!
This is shirley (and Andrea) She was HUGE and LOVED her apples. You can sponsor her here along with lots of other cute animals who live on the farm!
There were also so many lovely sheep at Edgars’, they all came running over when they heard the weetbix box!
And this was the newest little member, Melvin, you can read his little story here and see how he came to live at Edgars’ Mission.
We also met lots of VERY cute goats! Each with their own personalities and funny names. This one took quite a liking to my belt!
And this one seemed VERY fond of Trev! Until we were told her name is Kelly, and then it all made sense.
One of our favourite animals at the farm (and in general) is the PIGS! Hamish is Lynds and Ben’s buddy animal and we got to meet him too, but this pig had the hairiest ears I’ve veer seen! I think if he suddenly decided to speak he’d have a very strong scottish accent.
And this lovely lady learned to sit all by herself (for weetbix, obviously) They all had so much character!
And this is Hope, she was very big and LOVED her apples (and rolling in the red mud apparently!). You can sponsor her too!
And this is Hip Hop! She did all sorts of tricks like sitting, fetching, dropping and laying down (all for weetbix!). She was so beautiful and obviously a bit of a favourite with Kyle who taught her all she knows.
But I think my favourite piggy was Mrs Peaches! She weighs an amazing 320kgs and was one of the stars of Charlottes’ Web!
And this is my buddy animal BAMBI! Isn’t he beautiful! He was rescued after the black friday bush fires and even has a new girlfriend called Gemima!
And here she is giving Trev a little kiss!
But by far my favourite animals were the bunnies. There were lots of beautiful domestic bunnies in all sizes living in a big pen together, these two were giving each other a lick-bath!
And these new little bunnies were recent additions, Brenda and Jacqui, saved from a rabbit meat factory which was closing down! They were SO friendly and adorable (except for when one bit Andrea, oops!). I don’t know how anyone could eat them.
And this is Mr Peaches! The biggest bunny I’ve ever cuddled. He was HEAVY and furry and made Juno look like a dwarf. Needless to say, I WANT ONE!
And there are also beautiful farm dogs living at Edgars’, This is Ruby and Rory! They took the tour with us and begged for pats at every place we stopped. They took a liking to Trev immediately, they must have sensed the dog-lover in him.
Oh and I think she also sensed it in Kat too, who gave her a whole lotta love on the day.
Needless to say it was such a nice way to spend a few hours on a monday, sometimes I think animals can be better than people! Make sure you visit Edgars Mission in person if you can or check out the new website! You can also like their page on Facebook to be kept up to date with all the cute animals, going-on and appearances they make all over the place!