As Easter sunshine heralds the arrival of Spring 2015, the colours and sounds of Spring are everywhere once more. It’s a race now to get all our veg planted for the growing season, …….and to repair the lawn damaged by an invasion of moles! But great news – all our hives seem to have survived the winter and the bees are buzzing once again.
In readiness for 2015 we’ve recently added to our stock of free-range chickens so the B&B is guaranteed a good supply of eggs, as well as satisfying our other local customers.
The winter break also gave us the opportunity to thin out the trees along the river-bank : letting more light into the river to improve the fishing and aquatic wildlife, whilst also providing a good supply of firewood for our woodburner. Just needs a few months to season and it will be ready for autumn 2015.
With our plans to expand and increase our veg growing (more locally grown food means less from the supermarket – tastes better and is better for you, whilst further reducing our carbon footprint), we’ve acquired a compact tractor from Ebay (already christened “Tilly”) complete with log-sled and rotavator. One step closer to The Good Life, but already an essential member of the Trout Cottage team.
In readiness for the 2015 season we’ve extended our range of activities on offer. Check out details on our web-site (Activities and Courses) :
- Soap-making ; using beeswax form our own bees.
- Cheese-making ; using raw Jersey milk
- Spoon-carving ; and other rural woodcrafts
- Guided walks ; tailored to appeal to all interests and abilities
……..or just come and sit in the garden and watch the river!