I haven’t written for a while, as most of you will know Roy passed away just before Christmas and I have taken some time to get everything sorted with the banks and different trading accounts. Running a business and keeping it going is not an easy task, especially when the business was classed as a sole trader, I have learnt so much. Anyway it seems I am through the worst and coming out the other side of continuous paperwork and form filling, well at least I hope I am! I am happy to say that I will be staying on at the farm and keeping the click and collect shop going for the future, with a few changes as and when we are allowed, so watch out for more news.
in the meantime, it’s that time again, lambing has begun in earnest, so far we have had 4 sets of twins, 2 triplets and one single, but who knows what is waiting for me in the lambing shed!! Watch the fields as there will soon be the wonderful sight of happy lambs basking in the sun, hopefully😄
I am happy to say that for Easter Jo Cull from Whinwhistle nursery at Woodlands will be here with a table full of wonderful plants and ideas for Easter presents, if you want to make sure you secure one we will still have them available online. It’s been a tough time for all of the small businesses that came under the radar of the government, for all of us that don’t pay business rates we couldn’t access any of the grants available. So in particular for people like Jo it’s been very frustrating when she has to plant months ahead to then find she cannot open, so let’s support local, it really does make a difference.
I have been considering the future for me with the farm and have some ideas which I do hope you will all enjoy and hopefully support. I have been clearing hedges and putting up new fences in the fields by the barn where soon we will be planting veggies which will be ready for sale online. All chemical free, carrots, beetroot, courgettes, green and yellow, along with the mini marrows and squash’. Then in the autumn I am planning to plant a small orchard, with apples, plums and greengages, it should be beautiful in the spring! I am also planning to open a pop up tearoom when the weather allows. I say “I” but this means along with Susan who is the main person with the veggies making sure that we are plan with the seedlings and the planting schedule, I couldn’t do it without her! If anyone has any spare time and would like to spend a couple of hours helping with the planting in the near future we would love to hear from you? We have lots of planting and Susan has a wealth of knowledge to give out for all you budding gardeners. Next to this we will soon be letting out the pigs now thwt the paddock is secure, we don’t want any escapees🐖🐽
Finally, I wanted to thank all of you for your kind words and continued support over the past