My Visit to Camsley Hill City Farm (formally known as Fairfield City Farm). 31 Darling Street, Abbotsbury NSW 2176. Photos taken by me on a Sony RX100 II.
Last week, I had so much fun visiting the Camsley Hill City Farm here in Sydney. With being only 10 minutes drive from my house, I am disappointed that I have not discovered this place sooner.
My friends and I woke up extra early one day (with us being night shift workers waking up before midday is quite painful) with coffee in one hand and a bag of animal feed in another.
This farm looks after a number of animals, including: goats, sheep, horses, little horses, pigs, dogs, cows, wombats, kangaroos, snakes, rabbits, birds, a donkey and a camel.
I'm sometimes a little reluctant to feed animals, especially anything with teeth and horns but once a friend started it first and laughed while a goat pecked at his hand, I was keen. We fed the goats first, and they were so cute! They just sort of poke their noses at you and nod furiously to eat. The extra hungry ones pushed each other around so they could get some food but I loved every one of them equally.
We then moved on to look at some kangaroos, but they weren't really friendly. Just sort of stood there and stared back at us and then slowly turned their backs to us and bounced off. Boohoo.
We then discovered the little horses/ ponies and fed them. They were really friendly enough to let us mess with their hair while we fed them too. One of them bit me gently out of excitement but I forgave it soon after.
Of course my favourite was the Camel, Coco. Never encountered one before in my life so the sheer size of her really surprised me. Really tall animal. As I held my hand out to feed her, I thought she would just poke her nose into it and nibble. But to my delight she just took my whole hand into her mouth and ate the food while leaving saliva all over it. Alot of the people I tell the story to freak out at the germy story but I love it. Animals make me so happy and visiting the farm put me in such a perky mood for the rest of the week.
Camsley Hill City Farm, what a delightful place! The staff are friendly and really laid back, and the place also offers Tractor rides along the land, milking of the cows and dog shows. A really suitable place for families, yet for me as a new 27 year old I didn't care how old I was and that I was just with friends, I was just as excited as a little kid that day.