Hello and welcome to another offering of Lilikate’s Creatures. It has been quite a busy week trying to tame rabbits and catch chickens.
If you have any suggestions for future episodes of Lilikate’s Creatures please leave your ideas in the comments section below. I shall be concluding the Animals of The Shire in another few episodes, and after a short respite Lilikate Buggins will wander outside the bounds of her beloved homeland.
Hullo! The Stable master has been paid! So saddle up for a long days riding. Straw hats compulsory as we travel all over The Shire visiting farms. I hope you packed a large picnic. Lets begin our discovery of domesticated animals in this episode of Lilikate’s Creatures!
Most farms have a cat or several to hunt rodents and chase the vermin away. During the day they prefer to snooze in the sunshine. I must admit to being quite fond of cats.
Sandson’s Farm has a reputation as being the best chicken farm in all the Four Farthings. Some of the best laying hens have even been named by the local farmer here. We have Moonlight, Bellina, Pimpinella, Bellflower, Cineraria and Telltime.
This Rooster “George” protects his hens and guards the nests. Recently George has been acting a little strangely. I wonder what can be bothering him so much? Probably all the howling coming from the Brownlock Farm!
The Mathom Society award it’s most capable collectors with a chance to own a special steed. With rare and distinctive black and white colouring. A very comfortable saddle too!
The local farmer seems to love rabbits, that or the rabbits love his crop! Like the wild Coney they are extremely timid. Quite difficult to get a good look at them. Have a look for a rabbit in the Bird and Baby.
Budgeford is the place to be if you are fond of all things pig related. They have large pens devoted to raising these creatures. Plenty of food, mud and a shelter from bad weather. Shout out to Old Sally, a wonderful creature from Tuckborough.
Bucklanders are proud of their dairy herds, but this one Heifer seems to have found an unlikely spot of grazing. I wonder if she will ever be persuaded to come down.
I thought this piggy family so cute! I just had to share the scene with you all. I think they are lovely!
Bamfurlong is famous for mushrooms, but trespassers will have to brave these find dogs. Fang is sleepy, Grip likes to stay close to his master but Wolf patrols the farm constantly making sure that all is well.
I have noticed in my travels that sheep generally wander about just as they please. Brockenborings is a fine example of this practice. However here there is rumour of danger to the north. More care is needed to prevent the sheep from being stolen.
Graceful, tall and proud. These ponies carry Hobbits and baggage throughout The Shire. I have even seen Dwarves upon ponies too! The Stable Master can help you, if you have travelling needs.
Next time we head north again to the Greenfields and brave the Old Forest in another episode of Lilikate’s Creatures.
Haha! Look at Derriden trying to catch that Chook!
Mornawen, Caiyyd and Aalloria for being amazing chooks!
See you next time.