Campsite


[singlepic id=28 w=250 h=170 float=right]We had a very good apple season last autumn. The very early variety called Stubborns in Dorset and Plum Viney in Devon fell in August and the cows were lucky enough to have them to eat because Malcolm was too busy with his bees at this time to make cider. Later […]

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We are having an Open Day on the last Thursday in October to coincide with the Autumn Half term. I shall be giving a conducted walk around the farm, and Malcolm will be showing people the cider cellar.

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Spring has really arrived at last although the wind is bitter and the grass is not growing very fast for cutting silage at the end of this month. Apple blossom is in bloom in the orchard and there are blue bells in the spinneys. I have spotted some cowslips in the Sheepwash field. The orphan […]

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We had a very successful lambing with … lambs from …ewes. We only have 5 orphan lambs on the farm at the moment as the rest have been moved to fresh pasture. We look 5 lambs from 5 triplets so that we could rear them by hand, so they aren’t really orphans. A ewe has […]

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We have finished putting down the five hard standings on the camp site which proved to be quite a job. The toilet and shower cabin arrived nearly two weeks ago by a huge lorry with a crane. What a performance to get it into place. The trench and pipe work is in progress to get […]

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The 2010 season is approaching and I have decided to update the facilities on my campsite. Firstly we had to clear away an old elevator, which was at least 70 years old and pull it to another field. I couldn’t bring myself to get rid of it completely – a piece of agricultural archaeology! The […]

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