We have two big projects on the go this month, cattle grids along the top lodge road and a refit to the Children’s play barn in the heart of Coombe Mill. Both projects are at that messy unattractive stage and so rather than share photos of ripped up lino in a now empty barn, or cement mixers along the lane I’m taking a step back from the day to day to share a little of the nature that makes me smile even on a November day notable for its dark sky and drizzle.
Despite the storms and winds this week the last of autumn leaves are still clinging to the branches.
Our sheltered valley produces its own micro climate extending the influence of summer.
Evergreens and winter berries keep a fresh green look to the farm and are perfect for Christmas decorations
Fungi thrives on the woodland floor embracing the mild damp conditions
Our lodges stand empty during this month of closure although drifting smoke from the chimneys, fairy lights and Christmas trees will transform this scene in just a few weeks time. Fingers crossed the road will be open again in time.
Trebah and Trevarno lodges are the last remaining properties on the farm if you fancy joining us for Christmas 2015; they both sleep 4 plus cots and have huge playrooms for those less than perfect days on the farm!
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.