30th Anniversary year!

In July 1992 we welcomed our first guests – the McCoy Family to Rose Cottage.

Over the last thirty years we have welcomed many people to the farm. Many guests have become family friends & we have watched their children grow into adults & bring back their own children to stay here.

We have many happy memories of sharing our home with so many people over the last 30 years – here’s to many more years to come!

The Piglets are here!

Our two beautiful Gloucester Old Spot and Landrace cross piglets have settle into their new home.

As yet unnamed the duo are busy searching for ways to escape into the big field to join Tom, Jerry and Daisy!

Let’s hope they all get on when we open the gate later this month to allow them out onto the Pig’s Patch.

Our annual Visitors return!

A few weeks ago a forward party of House Martins arrived but they did not hang a round and we have been watching the skies for more to come.

Finally the Swallows have arrived and are busy nest building in the barns and slowly but surely the House Martins are returning to build their precarious nests under the eaves.

Every year a Swallow sits in the same place on the telephone wire and natters away – is it the same bird each year? We wonder…. but it doesn’t really matter we just enjoy seeing them come safely back for another year.

Easter on the Farm

Easter would not be the same without Lambs to bottle feed.

In the thirty four years we have lived here at Hicks Farm there has only been one year without any lambs to bottle feed – we were certainly not going to make it two!

So, we have three fluffy lambs who have been named…. Tom, Jerry & Daisy!

Feeding times are very rapid now the lambs have worked out milk is delivered from a bottle but still very enjoyable for all.