Spring has arrived!
Spring has arrived!

I’ve decided I’m a blog hibernator; now the lovely weather has descended I’ve crawled out from under my blog stone to update you all on developments at Huntlands Farm Bed and Breakfast. The last two months have been extremely busy and we’ve managed to finish decorating the downstairs Georgian front; we…

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2011 round up
2011 round up

What a month December has been.  There is something in the human brain that makes us believe we need to get EVERYTHING finished before 31st December or is it just me?!?  My lack of news items is mainly due to my lack of knowledge when transferring photos from my mobile phone to my laptop as well as the fact that I have…

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Herefordshire Mistletoe
Herefordshire Mistletoe

Last Tuesday saw the first mistletoe auction at nearby Tenbury Wells which always indicates to me that Christmas is on its way! Tenbury Wells mistletoe season and festivities start in mid-November with the switch on of the town’s Christmas lights and events continue until mid-December.  During this time National Mistletoe…

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Bringsty Forge Blacksmiths
Bringsty Forge Blacksmiths

Cutting and bunching up mistletoe for my regular customers and then eating mince pies at the Bringsty Forge Open Day has well and truly put me in the Christmas spirit. On Saturday 26th November 2011 Bringsty Forge held their third public open day in which they invited the general public to view their hand crafted artefacts…

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Herefordshire cider
Herefordshire cider

For the past couple of weeks we have experienced the aroma of apple juice every time we venture outside.  This is because the cider apples have been harvested and collected in the yard ready for transportation to the cider making plant. With over 9,500 acres of cider orchards in Herefordshire, the county produces well over…

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Teme Valley Farmer’s Market
Teme Valley Farmer’s Market

On Sunday, with the sun shining and friends from Oxford visiting, we decided to visit our local Farmer’s Market at The Talbot, Knightwick. The Teme Valley Market is one of the oldest farmers’ markets in the country and is very well attended.  It is held on the second Sunday of each month throughout the year, starting at…

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Climbing Chickens – Erratum!!!
Climbing Chickens – Erratum!!!

My in-house Editor, aka my father, has informed me that my chickens do not roost in a eucalyptus tree but a Mediterranean pine which was grown from a pine cone by my late Grandmother. My Grandmother was the local primary school teacher in the village of Whitbourne; she grew the pine tree in class from a seed taken from a cone…

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No sloe gin for Christmas!?!
No sloe gin for Christmas!?!

Having been at Warwick University this week and seen sloes dripping off the hedgerows but deciding it wasn’t appropriate to fill up my laptop bag with them I decided to set off this afternoon to find some on the farm. 1 hour plus later I returned with no sloes; our hedgerows are bare and even the lanes around the village bore…

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Climbing Chickens
Climbing Chickens

I’ve had my chickens for some time now so it came as a surprise to me one night when I was missing a couple off their perch.  It transpired that several of them had decided to sleep alfresco that night and have continued to do so ever since. It has baffled me as to how they actually get up in the eucalyptus tree…

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Witley Court
Witley Court

So many times I’ve had such good intentions to keep my blog up-to-date and inform you of the regular news on the farm or of events happening close by.  However, time is always precious and setting up a new venture bed and breakfast as well as working full time has made time a premium but now we finally have our three bed and…

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