I think we may be enjoying our best ever January for holiday makers staying. Usually it is a quiet month for people staying and a busy one for people booking ahead for Easter, Whitsun and summer. It is certainly a great way to give all the family something to look forward to. However a common myth is that January and February will be dreary weather and the Easter holidays onwards will be glorious. This may well be the case in any one year but certainly not a guarantee. We have been enjoying some of the most gorgeous weather around the country these past couple of weeks and those here have taken full advantage. The beaches are stunning and empty and the farm is buzzing. Nutrition from the land is lacking and the animals are never keener to see visitors than in late winter and early spring.
If you are tied to the school holidays we still have a few spaces left for full week bookings in February half term and Easter and if you don’t live too far away why not consider a cheeky weekend break in January or February. The tractor rides will run every day we have even just one family staying and that’s a good hour of entertainment to start the day, not to mention an egg to bring home for a well earned bunch after. If the rain does come along we have indoor play and free swimming at the local leisure centre so there is plenty to keep you busy without costing a penny.
Highlights from this week on the farm
Driving the tractor with Farmer Nick is always a treat
An egg haul we are proud of in January thanks to the winter barn.
Greedy goose, I’m sure we used to have a booked with this name!
The alpaca can sometimes spit so only Farmer Nick was brave enough to give them carrots, no bad manners today though.
Sun following us back towards the tractor and trailer for a ride home from the farm.
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I hope your January is going well with a holiday of your choice planned for now or later in the year.
“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.