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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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Wild ducks
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 year is always our busiest time with the demands of the newborn lambs and their mothers. Ewes always seem to give birth in the early hours…

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Spring?
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 happening on the farm.  So, this is my first blog of many for 2011. Having spent most of Christmas decorating the first room which is…

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Snow!
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 orders as well as purchase all my gifts so things were looking pretty good but I didn’t count on snow, or…

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My passions: fabric, old chairs, and cookery books.
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 from any old chair that I think can be brought back to life with a little bit of tender loving care.  And…

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Preparing for Spring…
Preparing for Spring…

I’ve been filling what little spare time I have recently with researching daffodil bulbs which has proved trickier than first anticipated.  I decided that it would be lovely to have daffodils lining the driveway in spring even though I know it will be a constant battle to stop the sheep from eating them!  Not one to give…

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The Beginning of a Farm Stay Bed & Breakfast
The Beginning of a Farm Stay Bed & Breakfast

I kept putting it off and procrastinating this blog while I decided what people might like to read.  I then realised that the things I take for granted at Huntlands Farm and its surrounding area are most likely what you would like to know about and enjoy one day, should you decide to visit us. With the planned opening of the…

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