Welcome to another Thursday Doors post, this time from Rosepark Farm in Antrim. From the first few photos you’ll see where such a beautiful name came from.
I walked that rose lined path at a snail’s pace, taking in the wonderful scent around me. It was possibly the slowest walk I’ve ever done and I enjoyed every second of it. But it wasn’t all a bed of roses. The giant’s chair we came to was so high, I had to be helped up onto it.
But where did the owner of the chair go? The footsteps left behind gave me a clue and I just had to follow them.
I really liked where they led me. After all, I was on a seventy acre farm and knew there would be animals somewhere but I wasn’t prepared for the variety I would come across.
This lovely red deer came right up to the fence and let me scratch his forehead. I have never been this close to any kind of deer before.
The llama was a bit more stand-offish while watching me out of the corner of his/her eye. I wasn’t too disappointed that I didn’t get close enough to give this fine creature a scratch. They spit, don’t they? However, in the mothers and babies section there were some friendly little attention seekers looking for a good scratch.
Some of the residents were happy to ignore us, like the swans, geese and eagle owls.
We went from giant sized footprints to tiny houses and doors. There is certainly a lot to see and do at Rosepark Farm between animals, plants, bouncy castles, ziplines and even a lagoon with a beach.*
The Enchanted Wood was planted in the year 2000 with various hardwood trees such as oak, silver birch, ash, maple, beech, mountain ash, wild cherry and birch. I was surprised to come across a tiny boat that looked as if its crew had abandoned it.
But when I peeked through one of the portholes a scary pirate was looking back at me.
Unfortunately, Bobo was in the same position when we passed by his house on the way back to the car so we never got to give him that belly rub. Maybe next time. Thanks so much for joining me on this week’s Thursday Doors at Rosepark Farm, Norm has lots to see over on his blog, too.