Author Archives: Lucy

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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Wild ducks

I had so hoped to keep you all up-to-date with life on the farm but the problem has been that life on the farm has been so busy there has been no time for anything else. The beginning of the … Continue reading

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Spring lambs

When I took these photographs I thought spring had arrived but I’m not so sure today; the rain hasn’t stopped since yesterday and the poor sheep in the fields are really suffering.  Sheep don’t like rain at the best of … Continue reading

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The wonder of nature.

I was hoping to be able to show off my marmalade making or the use of my new spons – I’ll keep you all in suspense and explain what they are in my next blog!  Unfortunately, I’ve been too busy … Continue reading

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Spring?

Spring must be on its way, we have a newborn lamb!  I promised myself that I would start in the new year with a regular blog to update you all on developments in the house as well as what is … Continue reading

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Snow!

I thought I had my Christmas fortnight organised: finish work in Oxford a week earlier and return to the farm to start decorating the bnb.  I had rushed around during the first half of December to fulfil all my mistletoe … Continue reading

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My passions: fabric, old chairs, and cookery books.

Maybe passion is the wrong word to use and obsession more accurately describes my behaviour when it comes to fabric, old chairs, and cookery books.  I seem to collect all three at the same rate!  I just cannot walk away … Continue reading

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