What a difference a year makes. Last November I wanted to place a tarpaulin over the whole farm and protect the animals from the rain till spring. From October half term to Easter it felt like we had drizzle every day and we were so pleased we had chosen to close for a few off peak weeks and protect our holiday guests from the damp weather. This year, in total contrast, we have had the warmest, sunniest October I can remember in Cornwall and November continues in the same vain. Even when the temperatures began to fall away towards the end of the week the sunshine has remained. Embracing the idea of a November holiday isn’t hard with sunshine and stunning autumn colours. Staying open just became a pleasure, our animals are happy and the guests who have chosen a November holiday with us can’t believe their luck with sunny days and our lowest prices.
I don’t think I’ve ever taken so many autumn photos as this year, but seriously, as I watch the mist lift over our valley, I can’t help but snap away. Whether it is our lakes and river bathed in morning sunlight or the animals breathing in the autumn air, there is a sense of peace and tranquillity about the farm that is strangely uplifting.
The days may be short at this time of year but we are still fitting in all our farm fun from morning tractor rides to evening train rides and even activity hour before darkness sets in.
As the light fades and the temperature plummets there is warmth to the sky over Cornwall that I find quite mystical.
Thank goodness for cosy wood burners in all our properties for the long evenings.
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares life on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. Step into our beautiful 30 acres and experience nature close up with farming and educational crafts in stunning North Cornwall. Family, fun and adventure start here.