What a busy Spring it has been here this year as we prepare for Easter with lots of young animals. Usually we have lambs, lambs and more lambs! This year we have all of those but also some young calves and a puppy, called FLOSS, too! So lots to keep us out of mischief.
The puppy has everyone wrapped around her little paws as she is such a cutie and the calves are quite nice too. The lambs are always lovely. There is nothing nicer than watching them race around the field in a mad gambol or experiencing the miracle of one being born!
How lucky we are to live here!
Calves at Forda Farm B&B
Lamb and mum at Forda Farm B&B
Floss the puppy at Forda Farm B&B
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We have many circular cycle routes around Forda Farm, throughout Ruby Country. So why not take your Bike on holiday or hire one locally while you are here. Val has lot’s of maps which you can borrow. Pack lunches can also be provided for the day ahead. Close to cycle route 3 and the official Land’s End to John O’ Groat’s route means that Val is happy to look after the long distance cyclist too.
Cycle the lanes of Ruby Country
The Country lanes around Forda Farm are perfect for cycling.
Took a trip to Pendennis castle near Falmouth. The sun shone most of the time and all the kids had a great time. The youngest even took the chance to dress up as a soldier!! They all climbed to the battlements and enjoyed the terrific views from the top. All in all a great day out for all the family.
Cannon at Pendennis castle, Falmouth
On the battlements of Pendennis castle , Falmouth
A great evenings entertainment for all the family at Thornbury Village fete in Devon.
The Dog show was well attended as always. A barbeque fed all the happy punters. Childrens races and bouncy castle and a few stalls added to the merriment. The usual game of rounder,s where all the village took part concluded the evening. The little amount of rain didn’t dampen spirits!
Farming is great fun however large your tractor. Lots of different things to do from using rollers on the garden to tidying up the front of the house. A young farmer’s work is never done. BUT breakdowns happen no matter the size of machinery then we need baler twine and brute force!
Today our pedigree sheep had a visit from 2 very special Rams. However they were in the disguise of the vet who used the process of Artificial insemination to hopefully produce some lambs in mid December. The Charollais ewes will meet our stock Rams in a few weeks time to be certain that we do get some lambs. This will improve the quality of the breeding rams which we sell at this time of year to other farmers for their sheep flocks.
When the vets, farmer and helpers were finished, they had roast dinner and chocolate self saucing pudding- a special request by one of the other farmers who helped us out!
Hard work in the heat of the day but a job well done and finished with a sociable lunch too! Thanks to all- you know who you are.
Holsworthy revealed the identity of their Pretty Maid for 2013 today. The Pretty maid, the Mayor and Portreeve among others, then proceeded to open Rowland’s Funfair. The sun made a welcome appearance as temperatures soared. The market stalls were busy and looked bright and cheerful. Street entertainment included The Stannary Jazz Men and a Clown on stilts! Events continue all week culminating with
Street entertainer provides a great day out in Holsworthy for St Peter’s Fair
Holsworthy’s Pretty Maid for 2013 is revealed at St. Peter’s Fair.
Re-Take That performing in the Square on Saturday evening! Should be a good night. Will you come and join us?
Met up with a few North Devon Farm ladies for a delicious lunch overlooking the beach at Putsborough, North Devon. We don’t often get to do this so it was nice to don the hat and shades and pretend that we, were on holiday, like our guests on our farm B&B’s or self catering cottages. The weather was fantastic and looks to be set fair for a day or two!
This was the view over Putsborough as we ate our lunch today
Meeting up with friends for lunch overlooking stunning North Devon beaches
Take a carriage ride with a difference! This horse doesn’t cost much to keep, is well behaved and lives at Arlington Court carriage museum. A great day out to visit the house and gardens and take a real carriage ride too. Fun for all the family. For details of upcoming events http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk