It’s been a long time!

Where has this year gone?

Covid-19 has been with us for so long it has become a way of life to keep your distance from everyone and in some cases lead a hermitic life. Slowly now we see a return to people getting out and about again to meet up with family and friends.

Whilst we have not been able to have guests here we have been busy and built two BBQ cabins.

The smaller cabin in the garden of Rose Cottage is perfect for indoor BBQing all year round – so no worrying about the weather forecast during your stay!

Our larger cabin has a BBQ and also a DIY bar area complete with bar fridge, glasses, crockery and cutlery. This cabin will seat everyone from both properties and has a fenced outside sitting area. It is located a short walk/drive away from the Pool Barn enjoying views of Harley’s Mountain.

So next time you visit enjoy a BBQ in the dry!

The Large BBQ cabin with DIY bar
The DIY bar area

Happy Christmas!

What a roller coaster this pandemic has provided for the festive season.

Christmas is not quite the same this year for everyone.

This is the first year since we opened Hicks Farm Holidays in 1992 that we will not be sharing our Christmas with any guests staying here on the farm (not even family!!).

Instead of cutting down three Christmas trees we have only had to cut down one – the others will still be there for next year.

Hope you have a safe Christmas wherever you are.

Bottle feeding lambs at Hicks Farm Holidays

Bottle feeding lambs!

As predicted no. 23 and no. 3 lambs have had to come into the tiddler pen!

They are doing well now they are used to bottle milk full time.There’s no need for anymore of my acrobatics to catch them either!! They are always at the fence as soon as I come round the corner with their bottles.

The weather has been so cold they are quite happy to be able to snuggle together under the “mother lamp” in the straw.

They may have to be fed for a few weeks longer than usual as no. 23 is still quite small and it would be unfair to not feed no. 3 – and she would protest that is for sure.

We can’t keep on calling them no. 3 and no. 25 – Facebook names and friends suggestions still being considered – watch this space!!

Blossom Time!

We love this time of year when the blossom in the orchard arrives! The pink cherry tree on the pigs patch is gorgeous and the aged cherry tree on the big lawn is now in full bloom.

Unfortunately the wind is getting up so the blossom will soon be blown away.

But we can enjoy it for a while now during lockdown – it’s always a promise of an autumn harvest of apples and a few pears!

But never any cherries as the pigeons always harvest them!!