Well, it has been a wet and windy end to the winter. They do say that March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, let’s hope this month brings some spring sunshine to lift us again!

Despite interruptions from storm Eunice we’ve been doing our best with the Barn build and hope by the start of March we will have the building reinstated ready for the internal works including fitting the kitchen, toilets, heating and reinstating our cafe! We still very much hope to be open again by the end of next month ready for the summer. We’ve also started to build our cafe team again and we currently have vacancies in our kitchen and front of house, click here for more information on how to apply.. 

In the farm shop, we’ve been busy planning for Mother’s day and we’ll have some wonderful gifts, hampers and also some special afternoon tea boxes for you to treat mum at home! Let’s hope that by this time next year we can treat mum for you in our new farm kitchen again but for now, we’ll do as much of the hard work as possible and prepare all the delicious treats ready for you to collect from the farm shop. Give us a ring or visit our website for more information.

My wife, Tamara, and I will be making the long trip up to Newcastle in the coming days to attend this year’s Farm Shop conference for which we have been nominated as a finalist for the UK Farm Shop of the Year. We have some incredible competition so to just be involved is an honour enough. Keep an eye out on our social media and newsletter for the results!

As the fields dry out again, we can’t wait to introduce you to a few new faces on the drive to the farm shop. We have become the proud owners of four pygmy goats that will be helping our chickens keep the grass down in one paddock. They will be joined next door with two beautiful pedigree Hereford cows who we hope will be having calves in April. Our cows have come from the wonderful pedigree herds of Midford Herefords and Porton House Herefords. With a bit of luck, you will be able to watch the calves grow over the summer with their mums and the goats frolicking about with our chickens. Here’s to the spring, at last!

All the best

Tom

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