May 2021

We are delighted to be welcoming more and more countrymen to the farm as restrictions continue to ease and we also have several new projects on the go. The winter’s mud has all but dried up and we are able to get the trampers out in the fields again.

Mike has made us a wooden “horse” for making gypsy flowers out of hazel, many of the club have tried their hand at this.

Marc and Steve have been working on some great art projects for the barn including “The four seasons”. They are currently building some planters for the local church as well as working on tractor logos.

The poly tunnel is flourishing with lettuce, radish, onions, and garlic all racing ahead. Planting has also started in the veggie plot with the leeks and cauliflowers benefitting from the recent rain. We are working with a local community shop and hope to have produce for them by the summer.

Lambing is all but over, and we have some lovely strong healthy lambs. We also have a new barn for storing machinery and a vintage tractor. The birds are very busy nesting and I am sure they all have beautifully lined nests now the cattle are shedding their thick winter coats. A fledgling robin hopped in the office yesterday to remind me that we also need to keep the bird feeders topped up!

The hens are laying well again now that the days are lengthening. Our countrymen date all the eggs to avoid a mix up.

Our horseshoes are now painted and ready for horseshoe throwing on the lawn.

We are looking forward to a summer full of friendship, fun and banter. Hopefully, we will soon be able to end our sessions with a sing song led by Nigel on his guitar, but for now we will have to settle with eating Bev’s delicious home-made cakes washed down with a mug of tea!

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