Thursday, October 6, 2016
Wow, October arrived! Wyndford has been particularly beautiful this Spring… not sure if it was the tiny bit of rain that did it, but colour seemed to explode wherever you looked. May bushes, Japonica, peach and apricot trees, Wisteria, Irises – just wonderful. The bright green of early spring is in evidence and the bowling green has had it’s first game played this season.
Unfortunately there are a large number of fruit trees and plants that have felt the brush of Jack Frost this last week with temperatures dropping to minus one on a couple of days. Still beautiful days just with chilly starts.
Molly and Sprocket – our border collie pups - are now nine months old and doing well. They are learning to walk with Dozer and the guests on hikes and to interact with the other animals on the farm. Unfortunately the ‘do not chase’ lesson seems to be taking longer to master, much to the disgust of horses, sheep, geese, cats, gardeners….. you get the picture!
We are often asked about the history of the farm, which has been hosting people since the early 1920’s, and especially what we call the Summerhouse. It was built by the Italian prisoners of war sometime between 1942 and 1948 and has seen many happy morning and afternoon teas served, along with scrumptious homemade cakes and biscuits.
There is still time to book for Stargazing and Spider/ Butterfly weekends as well as the Steam Train and Cherry Festival in November – give the girls in the office a call now on 058-2230274 for more information.
Keep a lookout on www.facebook.com/WyndfordHolidayFarmfor any last minute specials and up to date news or visit our website where you can enter our monthly draw at www.wyndford.co.za
This month our winner is Rene Claassen. Congratulations, we look forward to welcoming you to Wyndford for your two night stay out of season.