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July 2019 Farm Round Up

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Summer rolls on and happily, a more British summer this year. I know not everyone appreciates a bit of rain every now and then but last summer’s heatwave had significant downsides so this year’s mixed forecast has been welcomed! The grass (and weeds) are having a bumper year – the tractor has been kept busy […]

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June 2019 Farm Round-Up

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Incubator full of eggs

It’s definitely summer – whilst the weather has been somewhat patchy, new life is popping up all over the farm albeit of the feathered variety! I wonder if we should re-do our logo to include birds? Our first spot was a red-legged partridge and her chicks in the guinea fowl barn. Not a total surprise […]

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Two easy-to-make tasty sauces for BBQs or Slow Roasts

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They work well together or apart! Robert’s BBQ Sauce (followed by Cool Coriander Sauce) Ingredients: (all measures dessert spoons) 15 dsp cider vinegar 10 dsp brown sugar 3 dsp Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce 2 dsp tomato ketchup 3 dsp tomato puree Whole head garlic, peeled and finely chopped Chilli sauce or finely chopped chilli, […]

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May 2019 Farm Round Up

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May blew in as April finished – I think ‘variable’ is the right description for our weather. Scorching hot days were followed by torrential rain. Luckily, us Brits like a little variety in our weather 🙂 The plus side of the mixed up weather is that everything is growing really well out there – the […]

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April 2019 Farm Round Up

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Spring has well and truly sprung and April duly delivered some really varied weather. We started the month with a serious frost which had us all worried for the blossoms that were out.  Mid-month, for Easter, we had a full-on British heatwave which had all the pigs demanding wallows and then ended the month with […]

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March 2019 Farm Round Up

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hedgerow blossom

As February rolled into March, the weather continued to confuse. There were warm sunny days where the pigs were turning over their water troughs to make wallows, frosty mornings with ice to break, sunny, showery days and full-on rain with strong winds – good old British weather – giving us plenty to talk about. But […]

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February 2019 Farm Round Up

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snowy osbs

Snowy February – that’s a sentence I can understand and we kicked off the month with a really heavy fall – a real blanket came down and covered the farm. It looked beautiful, was not too cold and didn’t last long, thank goodness – no repeat of last year’s Beast of the East. As always, […]

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The Chalk Barn is a Winner

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Thrilled to pick up an award for the Chalk Barn cottage on the Farm. It received a Silver in the Self-Catering category at the South West Tourism Awards 2018-19. We were delighted to be short-listed and then stunned to receive the Silver – seems we must be doing something right. Thanks to all our guests […]

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January 2019 Farm Round Up

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After a crazy busy Christmas and New Year, the dust settled and we had a lovely review from our cottage guests over the festive season – always nice to get feedback!  If you fancy a luxury break-away this Spring, check out some photos and availability HERE. The Guinea Fowl aren’t so keen on the super cold […]