Let us start with apologies for not updating you sooner, but lambing on the farm has a habit of taking over everything on until it’s done.
We have had an exceptional year with a high number of triplets, which unfortunately means feeding those lambs taken off their mother because they can only feed two lambs. We do this by means of our shepherdess, which once the lambs are trained to us it feeds them on demand. This is a great time for our guests to visit as lambs gain in confidence and agility and demonstrate this by means of lamb racing which they are pretty good at now with only their sense of direction being a little questionable.
Things are Hotting Up
Tuesday saw the arrival of our Hot Tub for the Granary, this is heated in the day from our Solar Pannels, and uses Salt instead of chlorine, which is kinder on the environment and on the skin and easy to regulate.
Each of our properties now have a kandai Fire Bowl for outdoor cooking. There is something quite mesmerising about sitting round a fire especially when cooking some of Oaks Barn Farm meat. This provides guests with a challenge and an outstanding reward for their endeavour. We have developed a farm stall which allows guests to buy all that they need to enjoy evenings by the fire such as locally sourced wood, charcoal etc
Stratford upon Avon have been Celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday and for a limited time we have the Big Wheel located on the Riverside allowing the chance to get an ariel view of our stunning townscape and rolling countryside.
At the same Time Wychavon has been voted 2nd most desirable place to live in rural Britain, up from 3rd place last year. Congratulations!
Our famous local Food gets a space on the big table.
Gus outside the European Parliament before his visit as part of the @AsparagusFest thank you for EU PGI status.
At the end of March Sue logged off for the final time as an Ofsted HMI for the early years, afer more than 30 Years of continuous service, her role presented many challenges in the safeguarding of young people, in her countrywide deployment, including uncovering money laundering activities in children’s day care settings, identity theft and more recently counter terrorism.
Sue will now be focusing on the guest experience side of our Farm Stay Business, and growing our International customer base.
On the 28th of May we will be closing the Gate to our farm guests for the first time in eleven years, but welcoming friends and Family to our Wedding to be held at St Peters Church in Inkberrow, where I will have the honour of marrying my best friend, followed by our reception celebration back at Oaks Barn Farm after which our Farm Gates will be back open on the 30th May to our summer Guests.
It’s the little things that count
For those wanting to know the progress of Splinter, our triplet born with bowed legs due to overcrowding in the womb, he is making excellent progress and wanted me to say thank you for all of the kind words which have helped him grow stronger by the day.
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