Bulgaria is an Orthodox Christian country as opposed to a Catholic one, which means that Easter is celebrated anywhere from 1-5 weeks later than most places.
Dying eggs for an Easter craft.
We first went to Cottage Farm Alino one year ago, Easter 2017. Since that time we have been eight other times and every time it has been a fantastic day. The food is always amazing, the environment is peaceful, the animals adorable, and great fun for my two girls.
Tina and Kevin are a lovely couple from the UK who gave up the rat race in London and moved to Bulgaria for a simpler life about seven years ago. Five years ago they bought the property that is now Cottage Farm and worked hard to make in into what it is. It’s a splendid self sustained farm, growing beautiful crops and animals a like. They are great company, wonderful to talk and listen to, sometimes making you think about your own life.
Tina organised an egg hunt for the children around the garden, each child got a bucket with paper describing what eggs they were to look for. It was eagerly looked forward to by my girls and they had a lot of fun searching.
There were eight baby goats all under three weeks old.
Kevin slaves away in the kitchen, cooking up a delicious three course meal. Our Easter lunch was an entrée of pea pate (divine!) with salad and homemade bread, main of roasted lamb on Jerusalem artichoke puree, haggis – which I have never eaten before and it was delicious! Kevin has a knack for cooking food you might not think of eating but without fail it is always amazing. Dessert was a coffee creme brulee, I am not a fan of coffee flavor, but this too was a tasty end to the meal.
A couple of the baby goats are orphans, so the children got to help feed them milk from bottles, Emma was stoked!
A girl and her dog, Emma loves Queenie!