Monday, May 25, 2015
Winter has made himself known with lower temperatures and nippy breezes which makes us grateful for our roaring log fire in the nearly complete and ‘facelifted’ lounge. Actually all we need are marshmallows….
Misty Winter Morning
We are all so over blackjack season! It seems like every time ones turns round there is another animal that needs brushing and generally detangling. As the dryness creeps over the lands, it brings with it the worry of fires and the need to do breaks. At least this year, Angelique, Jenny and I will graciously retire and leave it to Wessel and Johan - Phew!
Wyndford is certainly a wonderful place to celebrate special birthdays as we can attest to! George celebrated his seniorship along with family and friends this past weekend (he is now eligible for his 30% discount!!) Remember that the discounts (20% for four night or longer stay) apply over the June / July holidays, so book soon to avoid disappointment. We are also on the snow report and will keep all budding snowman builders informed if there is the possibility of the white stuff arriving at any time!
We currently have a special running of a ‘stay for four days only pay for three’ at the beginning of June. While trying to keep up with technology – and the times - we have attempted to go onto an online booking system, without much success - Ooops! It would appear that we are not able to fit into the norm and so, for now, we will stay with our cheerful office staff on the phone and emails. Ah, the joys of being unique!! Anyway….. back to the special! Give us a call on 058-2230274 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more of these savings.
Well, it was so exciting to have twin lambs born, it seemed like double the excitement. They were doing really well and it is sad to have to say, that one died this afternoon. We think that she accidentally got tangled with Ponty’s hooves - he was very distressed, not wanting to leave the paddock (he and the sheep have always walked home together) and so tender in trying to nudge it up with his nose. (The down side of farm life…)
Charlotte (our tortoise) appears to have settled into her hibernation, although we haven’t had any minus temperatures… yet! As I write this, there is a cacophony of birdsong, beautiful sunshine, glorious mountain vistas… and the aromas of Sunday lunch.
Joining us soon will be Katherine Berry - our monthly draw winner of a two night stay (not in the paddock…) out of season for two people! Head off to the website to enter on www.wyndford.co.za and we will keep you up to date on www.facebook.com/WyndfordHolidayFarm
Warm greetings from the Wyndford Team!
Monday, May 18, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
Guests were on the edge this morning, literally! It’s been a busy week with abseiling and zip lining as well as covering nearly all the Wyndford walks. We are into that wonderful time of year, with crisp clear days and chilly evenings – perfect for hot chocolate round the fire.The Autumn palette this year has been particularly spectacular, with the Liquid Ambers along the drive looking stunning. It unfortunately doesn’t always stay around for long, as one stiff puff of wind and all the leaves end up in a pile on the ground!
…….and those blue suede shoes? … have to keep a lookout for them!!
Rambo, it would appear, has once again been busy as we are expecting another little lamb at some stage – it has to have been achieved before black jack season as they would otherwise still be attached. Close attachments were also formed in our pig family as we have another five babies – great fun to watch their antics! Dandy did himself an injury to his forehead – a horse with a headache is a sorry sight indeed!
Wyndford will shortly have a new generator which will run the whole farm and not just the main kitchen block – an unexpected upgrade… but one we felt necessary for our guests continued comfort (and stress levels!). The lounge is slowly taking shape, with the new stained glass lampshades and some of the upholstery back.
With temperatures already down low, we have had our first frost, the garden is slowing down with the last of the summer carrots finding their way to the rabbits instead of into the kitchen, thanks to young Cassidy, Sebastion and cousin Hannah! Ooops…
May sees the Spiderman (he does Butterflies too!) here on the weekend of the 15 – 17 May – well worth a trip down with the kids to learn and enjoy. Remember also, that June, July and August school holidays are out of season for families so a 20% discount applies to all four night or longer reservations.
Congratulations to Helen Berriman - our monthly draw winner of a two night stay out of season for two people! Head off to the website to enter on www.wyndford.co.za and we will keep you up to date on www.facebook.com/WyndfordHolidayFarm
Warm greetings from the Wyndford Team!
PS I’ll leave you with some extra pictures …