FACT:
Eriskay Ponies are Rarer than Pandas.

Doonies news in pictures

The majority of our pictures around the farm are on our Facebook page or Instagram page. To see our animals and our regular photo updates please visit: www.facebook.com/doonies.farm / www.instagram.com/dooniesfarm/

Evening Express memories

Recently, the Evening Express published online some old pictures of Doonies! It was amazing to see how the farm has changed since the photographs were taken. To see them, click here: https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/doonies-farm/

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Tots2travel

We had a visit from blogger and freelance writer, Janice Hopper, of the Tots2travel blog at Doonies in April.  To read what Janice had to say about her visit follow the link:  https://tots2travel.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/down-on-the-farm-doonies-aberdeen/

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Lambing 2017!

Lambing 2017 at Doonies has been eventful and very busy! Our competition to ‘Name the Norfolk lamb’ proved very popular and the chosen name was Jackson. Congratulations to the winner, Isabella for her wonderful entry. We have also hatched 7 chicks and are currently waiting on the ducklings to appear!

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Three new born calves are celebrated in the Evening Express! 

Recently, our first three calves were born at the farm – Joan, Crystal and Hippy. The Evening Express were kind enough to write a small article about the births, which can be found here: https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/pictures-aberdeens-doonies-farm-celebrates-arrival-three-calves1/

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Welcome to Niall, our new Eriskay foal!

Niall was born, much to our surprise towards the end of March. We decided to name him after Niall after a farm visitor who was visiting the farm on his birthday, the day little Niall was born!

We love Spring time!

Spring at Doonies!

Some pictures of our new arrivals! From right to left: An Oxford lamb, the Greyface Dartmoor ewe’s with their new borns, the lambing tunnel, a curious Oxford lamb and Niall, our new Eriskay foal.

Scottish Smallholders and Growers Spring Gathering 2014:

We had a fantastic day out at Thainstone mart on the 31st of May!

 

 

Doonies Rural Education Unit (DREG):

This unit at the farm is run by the DREG’s, who are a committee with the aim of teaching mainly schools about farming and rare breeds. It is usually used for school and nursery groups before their tour around the farm.

 

Our new wee boy with his mother Polly:

Some new arrivals- our large black pigs with farmer Graham:

Doonies Wooly day: A success!

Doonies Wooly day brought lots of visitors in who could see the various arts and crafts of wool and even saw one of our tups, Hector, being hand shorn! Don’t miss out next year!