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Newsletter No 19

It’s our second newsletter of the year, and we wish everyone a great Easter because we are galloping along towards Easter next week! We want to also say a big “hello” to all our new followers, and there are many. Thank you.


Like our last newsletter, its wet and muddy, and we are calving the cows. We have also hedge planted by the new pull ins on the drive for our campers, and are still in negotiations about the water treatment system (ie septic tank!!).

The pigs don’t want to be left out either, and our first two litters are already here, and sold! However it is the cows that get the picture this month!! This calf being one day old and is in great shape to continue to grow and thrive here.


Although returned to a horse paddock in October, it will be brought back into a good field for campers, and in particular for campers wanting to hire A WHOLE FIELD just to themselves, for their friends, family and special occasions. Several weekends have already been booked for families wishing to get together, and this is encouraging as its only our 2nd full year of being open.

We will be getting the field ready soon, and sowing the wild flowers again after harrowing the field to make it flatter.

More information is on our Blog No 17 and our camping page.

The next big projects are:–

NEW water treatment system, in preparation for showers (hopefully) next year

and NEW cabinets to house electric plugs so you can charge your devices, safely, in a locked cabinet.

Enquiries are to in the first instance, and dates are only saved once a deposit is received!


Our APRIL beef has “gone to market”, and the website shop has been updated. Some popular cuts are selling out, so put in your order please. A minimum order of £60 gets you free delivery within a 30 mile radius. Following this, the next deliveries will be in JUNE. Pork is not on the website, but if you wish to order, please let us know by email to


We welcomed our first school children this week, who were very lucky to have a lovely day here in sunshine. The piglets were the favourite AGAIN. Our EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES are free with 25 FREE of charge visits here for children under 16 or adults/children’s groups who have special needs. We look forward to hearing from schools how we can bring their “curriculum to life” with pond dipping, habitat trails, animal tours all geared to your class! Teachers are able to book a “block of lessons”if they wish – in the past this has been used by SEND teachers.

Best wishes for the coming month from John and Pat