Thursday, November 30, 2017

November news from the farm.....

We, like so many around the country have eagerly awaited the rains and feel a bit like a fairy dancing on her toes trying to capture the clouds as they scud overhead ….and then they move on.  Yesterday was a spectacular display, great for pictures, but unfortunately did not leave us with more than a few drops on the farm.

Taking a drive or a walk to the other end of the farm, is a wonderful place to listen to the birds, the river trickling (just) past, and gaze upon the mountains…. A good soul space!  We share it with you …..

We had a very successful and happy (if the chatter in the dining room was anything to go by) bowls week. The green played well, hats off to Joseph our head gardener, and the weather was bright.  We salute our overall winner, Letitia Visser, and look forward to welcoming you all back next time.

Our reindeer have come out of hibernation (really, they do!) been dusted off and are getting new coats for Christmas. 

After ten years of amazing Christmas cakes from Mrs Callister, this year we are having a go ourselves.  Much ‘googling’ and giggling!!   

We also found the perfect Christmas present for Molly … watch this space….!
And to close… allow us to brag a little!  We served our own lamb for lunch accompanied by our own garden spinach and carrots  - to finish – Rhubarb (also from the garden) Crumble and fresh cream (thanks to Cappachino the cow!) Yum!

Enjoying all of this for a two night stay for two out of season will be Johnny Elsegood, who is our monthly draw winner.  Whoop whoop, come and enjoy!

Until we see you …. (to those that are already counting the sleeps!) stay well and travel safe if you are on the move over the festive period.
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

The latest news from Wyndford....

It’s been an interesting month since our last newsletter… We have had a late chilly spring snow in the mountains, our first rains of the season which washed everything - you could almost hear the plants sigh with relief after the long dry winter.  We have added twins Jack and Jill as well as Snowy and Shawn (obviously…) to our sheep family, as well as three goslings and the first ducklings for many years.

The garden is in its first bright green flush of roses, strawberries and …oodles of spinach! Spinach pancakes, spinach tart, Spinach tagliatelle….. spinach burgers?

We continually try to upgrade our rooms to keep them fresh and bright. The maintenance team has fortunately not had to do any firefighting and the buildings just seem to stand out brighter after the rain and because of all the new growth.
As you might know we adopted Peter who is a rescue dog.  He is a bit of border collie plus something, and we have struggled with him and he with us.  However, progress is evident and twenty kids this past weekend was enough to see that we are just too busy and confusing for him. We wish him well and hope he finds a small quiet space and someone to love soon.
All little people get padkos on departure......

Having just done the trip from us to Sani top we remind all those with a sense of adventure, that Wyndford is a great place from which to explore the wonderful world that is Lesotho. The road to Sani is tarred all the way and took about three and a half hours. Katse is also an option in the other direction and well worth a visit.  If mountains are your thing, put it in your bucket!!

Remember November …is Cherry and Asparagus time! Call for a booking now to ensure that you get to sample the great flavours and fun.  Also, advance notice of a tour group scheduled for February if you are happier for someone else to do the driving.
Enjoying all of this for a two night stay for two out of season will be Savhanna Brown who is our monthly draw winner.  Whoop whoop, come and enjoy!

Until next time we wish you warm and happy days. 

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We have decided that from now on our calves are going to get short names, so they fit on their earings...!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hello Spring...

Yay, Spring has sprung in all its glorious brightness. The Wisteria is abuzz with bumble bees and there is a happy hum generally around all the new growth. The bowling green is coming along well, soon to be open for play again and the blossoms on the fruit trees give a promise of jam to come.

Adora is doing well and although still being bottle fed has settled in well to her place in the flock. It’s been a busy week with another lamb born and the start of shearing…. a relatively easy job with one or two sheep but, as Rambo has been doing so well – we now have eleven – and only three have cool summer uniforms so far! Now to learn how to spin….

Never a dull moment from the office point of view… job descriptions are never fixed, and the girls have been helping fight fires, controlling traffic through the smoke up the S bends or test driving new horses. Thank goodness for multitasking!! Although… there was another kind of flapping on a few occasions other than the ones the men used to put out the fires…..

The long weekend has come and gone and saw many children enjoying farm life, cycling, horse riding, walking and even swimming – although no-one stayed in for long!

School holidays are upon us and a good time to book that break before the end of year rush…  The Spiderman will be joining us for the weekend of the 13th – 15th October when he will show us the fascinating world of scorpions, bees, spiders, butterflies…. An exciting and enlightening treat, as all those who have joined us before can attest to!  We also have a SPECIAL for the week, arriving Monday the 9th October departing Friday 13th October STAY FOR FOUR nights and only PAY FOR THREE!!

Enjoying all of this for a two night stay for two out of season will be Kelly Walker who is our monthly draw winner.  Whoop whoop, come and enjoy!

Well, that’s all for now, we wish you happy days and hope to see you soon. 

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We leave you with a picture that made us smile this week...... A man, a donkey and..... a shopping trolley?!