Shearing time

Shearing time!

Gosh the weather has been so hot – and just when we are all still in lockdown.

Normally, we are dodging the spots and trying to find a dry day to get the sheep shorn but this year it has been quite different and we have had no worries about shearing time!

The sheep were shorn in the morning, pitched and reunited with their lambs by lunchtime – there was quite a lot of bleating till they all paired up again but now the ewes (and Rodney) are very happy at having lost their heavy winter coats.

Looks like this lamb is asking the ewe if she’s his mum!

Sadly, Covid restrictions are still in place in England – these are due to be reviewed by the Government on 4th July 2020.

We hope that the restriction of not staying away from your home will be lifted and we will be able to welcome you back to Hicks Farm.

Keep safe.

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!!

Happy Christmas!

Hope you are enjoying your Christmas Day with family and/or friends.

There has been no snow this year for our guests to enjoy but this year’s Christmas card shows the snowfall we had last winter.

It would be nice to have some crisp mornings with their gorgeous blue skies instead of this continual rainy weather.

Fingers crossed we will get a chance to get the sledges out!!