On National Children’s Day the youngsters from the Father Ray Children’s Home spent the morning at one of Pattaya’s newest tourist attractions, the Pattaya Sheep Farm.
As lamb is not a regular feature on most Thai menus it was the first time many had ever seen sheep or goats. Everyone thought the little baby lambs were the cutest of all animals and they were horrified when they discovered that roast lamb is a regular on dinner tables in many countries.
Father Peter welcomed the commander of Nongprue Police Station.
Apart from cuddling and feeding the sheep there was also a windmill to climb, a fun fair and plenty of opportunities to pose for the camera.
On arriving back at the Children’s Home the residents welcomed the boys in brown from nearby Nongprue Police Station.
The afternoon started with a game of football and although the police played well they were just not good enough to win.
Nongprue police, in green, played well but were not good enough to win.
Dinner was provided by the police and several officers showed off their musical skills joining the house band in several well known tunes.
It was a wonderful day for the children to celebrate National Children’s Day, and several residents have asked if they could add a few sheep to the growing menagerie of chickens, pigs, fish, cats, dogs and turtles already at the Home.
The police provided a delicious meal.
Until today most of the children had never seen sheep.
Even the teenage boys were impressed with the wooly animals.
The Sheep Farm also included chickens.