Animal Rescue!
Animal Rescue!

Having said good bye to the guests on Saturday morning we immediately had a two-legged visitor at the front door, making the loudest noise!  I knew straightaway it was a wild duck calling her young and thought no more about it.  However, the noise continued endlessly so I decided to investigate.  There were no ducklings…

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Birds are clever little things…
Birds are clever little things…

With the sun shining so bright and hot this past weekend it was an ideal opportunity to do some tidying up in the garden.  I decided to rake up the pea gravel and replace it with much larger stones so Mrs Escapee Hen cannot continue to scratch it out onto the path every day! Stephen was on the sit-on lawn mower and Dad found…

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Wine or beer lovers, we cater for both!
Wine or beer lovers, we cater for both!

Last weekend, there was an alcoholic theme which our guests created unknowingly. Firstly, I was made aware that we have three pubs within 2 miles of us that are all featured in the Good Beer Guide.  I already knew this but hadn’t fully appreciated that some people would be attracted to this fact so thought I ought to enquire…

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Everyone’s happy – Stephen gains a car, Dad a discount, and the dogs, their freedom!
Everyone’s happy – Stephen gains a car, Dad a discount, and the dogs, their freedom!

Our 2 collie cross dogs, Sooty and Sweep, have become more and more promiscuous recently and our long suffering neighbour 3+ fields away is starting to  lose her patience, understandably so.  Every time one of her bitches is on heat, Sooty and/or Sweep ensure they are present to take advantage of the situation!  So there was…

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3 Aussies, 1 Norwegian, and an English guest…
3 Aussies, 1 Norwegian, and an English guest…

Sat on the train en route home from work, Stephen is in Oxford, my mobile rings, its Dad… ”David, his wife and son are here to stay the night” ”Who’s David?” “David from Australia” is the reply, “they’re not booked in but I said you’d put them up for the night!” I speak to David, tell him I’m happy to…

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A new year, a new challenge(s)!
A new year, a new challenge(s)!

I’m never one to sit back and relax; always need a challenge and always wishing to improve things to make life that little bit more enjoyable.  So, the beginning of this year is focused on finishing our two Georgian bedrooms so guests can enjoy the incredibly spacious rooms which will be furnished with beautiful mahogany…

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Upholstery is an addictive hobby, beware!
Upholstery is an addictive hobby, beware!

Upholstery can become incredibly addictive in a very short space of time and I warned my first students of this fact when they arrived clutching their old chairs and stools. A class of 3 students, all eager to learn and go home with a reupholstered piece of furniture creates a fantastic atmosphere; one of anticipation and…

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You may leave Huntlands Farm Bnb with more than you bargained for..!
You may leave Huntlands Farm Bnb with more than you bargained for..!

My last guests left with the husband realising that their weekend away could potentially be expensive for him as his wife turned to me as she left and said, “Thank you Lucy for inspiring me to go home and redecorate my whole house”! More and more male guests are leaving with the new knowledge that their home is about to be…

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New additions to the bed and breakfast
New additions to the bed and breakfast

I think every farm ought to have a cat, and as I’ve not had one since I was a child there seemed even more reason to get one.  Having found out that a lady in the village had a litter of four kittens, all of which were beautiful and two needed homes, we decided to get two.  It didn’t seem fair to separate them and two’s…

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New life
New life

The most memorable story recently was when Dad came out of hospital having had a total knee operation and I was frantically wondering what to do with a ewe who was obviously in trouble lambing.  In the end, Dad supervised on crutches, I held the ewe and one of our guests drew the lamb under the watchful eye of all his…

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