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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 lambs
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 times, but when they are carrying babies even more so.  Hence, our workload increases in such…

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The wonder of nature.
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 with more mundane tasks like work to pay for the house renovations and general bills.  However, I do have some exciting news…

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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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