Nottinghamshire farm attraction goes viral with lockdown live videos

Staff at a Nottinghamshire farm have been thinking of innovative ways to keep their fans entertained during lockdown - whilst raising much-needed funds to keep the farm running.

Monday, 16th November 2020, 7:11 pm

One such way of keeping their regular visitors at White Post Farm, in Farnsfield engaged during the closure is ‘AntWatch’, which sees ‘Farmer Ant’ getting to know different animals each week over a live video, with viewers sending requests for him to complete various challenges via the comments section.

Facebook viewers are able to donate ‘stars’ to the farm, which result in a genuine financial donation to the attraction.

‘AntWatch – pig edition’ went out live on Saturday and amassed more than 8,000 viewers, and saw Farmer Ant dressed in a pig costume; eating, bathing and sleeping with the pigs, much to the amusement of farm fans.

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Farmer Ant getting ready to snuggle down with the pigs

‘Farmer Ant’ is Anthony Moore, marketing manager for the farm.

He said: “As we all still have to be here to look after 400 animals, we wanted to make sure everyone can see what we are up to and join in with us.

"People seem to find our content entertaining so we are making sure we are showing things every day.

"The AntWatch idea was a fun way of viewers joining in, and it also enabled us to raise some much-needed funds to help feed the animals while are closed.

A very muddy Farmer Ant in the wallow

"It raised about £160 which is great, and definitely worth getting covered in poop for!”

To check out what they are up to on the farm and to see the next instalment of ‘AntWatch’, see their facebook page: White Post Farm.

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