Farmlife Framed: Your feel-good festive farm photos

Christmas on the farm is like no other, which is why we’ve been asking you to share snaps and videos of the festive season on your farm with us.

We are impressed by your entries to our Christmas on the farm photo competition, with adorable and hilarious farm animals donning Santa hats and tinsel, creative Christmas bale art and fun farm selfies all in the mix.

For a bit of festive competition, we’re giving away a load of Farmers Weekly goodies to our three favourite photos, including a 2019 FW diary worth £24.99.

How’s that for a January blues buster?

See also: FW photo competition 2018: Winners and runners-up revealed

Here are our top trio along with a selection of other snaps from the most wonderful time of the year.


Farmer Richard Paul with snowman bale art

Thumbs up to Richard Paul from Arncliffe in the Yorkshire Dales with these wonderfully wintery Christmas bale art creations.

“It’s great for the local kids in the village and passing motorists, and brings a bit of magic at Christmas,” says Richard.


Bruno farm dog with tinsel

Farmer’s daughter Josie Lewis captured this fabulously festive shot of Bruno the Welsh sheep dog bringing the Christmas spirit to work on the farm in Pembrokeshire.

“He is only seven months old so it was his first Christmas but he took it in full swing as you can see in the photo. He loves the cows and apparently tinsel too,” says Josie.

Highly commended

Mylo, Spot and Nelly getting into the Christmas spirit by Keely Mitchell

Keely Mitchell entered this super-cute photo of calves Mylo and O’Nelly with Spot the dog getting into the Christmas spirit in Aberlour, Morayshire. Notice cheeky Mylo sticking his tongue out.

Best of the rest

Xmas decorated bales

More festive bale creativity from Caitlin Braes in Aberdeenshire.

We’re seeing double – surely there’s only one Rudolf the red-nosed bale-deer?

A wonderful farm selfie taken by Nat Buse while feeding the calves on Christmas day in St Minver, Cornwall.

Christmas cows by Sophie Holder

Sophie Holder shared her snap of cow Blossom and her calf appropriately dressed for Christmas.

Sally Spence and family

Sally Spence entered this fun-filled selfie of her and the farmily on the farm in Leicestershire.

Cow wrapped up for Christmas

All I want for Christmas is moo by Hollie Wharton at the Royal Veterinary College just outside London.

Turkey bale art

A Christmas turkey bale art complete with all the trimmings (Christmas fairy lights) sitting outside Sarah Barron’s farm near Colchester in Essex to promote the Christmas turkey business.

Christmas cows

It’s Father Christ-moos and his reindeer.

Katie Evans took this photo of three happy Holsteins on the farm near Chippenham in Wiltshire.

Goat in Christmas hat

James Hewison shared this snap of Lily the Boer goat wearing a Santa hat on the farm in south Berkshire.

Cows in Christmas hats

Here’s cow and calf Toni and Macaroni getting in to the festive spirit in Orkney, taken by Julia Slater.