We have enjoyed some lovely Easter holiday weather over the last few years and this one was gearing up to be a disappointment. Thankfully it was a case of a pessimistic forecast and the reality was a pleasant surprise to us and our Easter holiday makers.
We barely noticed the passing of storm Katie and had more sunshine than I would have thought possible from the forecast. In fact the sun came though the following morning glistening on the spring buds.
We had two sets of twin lambs born this week, both are thriving, one set with Mum in the field, while the other had to be taken in by us. Sadly the mother literally dumped and left, fortunately it was just at the start of the feed run and we spotted what had happened. The abandoned twins are in our shed and thriving with plenty of attention from all our Easter holiday guests and have taken to bottle feeding.
A few days on and they enjoy nothing more than coming out of the shed and following you around the farm. I can see they are going to be the highlight of the week again this week coming with more Easter holiday guests just arrived.
Our baby bunnies and chicks are continuing to grow and the farm shouts spring time from every corner. From the beach to the river here at Coombe Mill our kids and our Easter holiday visitors have been in the water. This is my benchmark of a happy holiday.
“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.