Easter chicks, lambs and flowers

April – Spring, Easter & British Summer Time :)

Ewe with lambs smelling the daffodils

Ewe with lambs smelling the daffodils

Spring – I just love this time of year on the farm – The greenhouse is full of sown seed trays, the garden is full of Spring bulbs with lots of bright, vibrant colours and the trees are starting to produce fresh green leaves and beautiful blossom, all fabulous for bees and other insects.

The ewes have finished lambing and looking after their lambs well. The lambs are a joy to watch gambling in the evening sun.

Broody hen sitting on eggs

Broody hen sitting on eggs

A broody hen is sitting on some eggs, which, finger crossed she should hatch Easter weekend, so that we have some Easter chicks. There’s always an Easter egg hunt here at the farm and at so many other locations around North Devon including; RHS Rosemoor 9th – 24th April, Hartland Abbey & Gardens 17th & 18th April, Clovelly 4th – 18Th April.

Now that we are into British summer time the evenings are lighter, we’ve even had our first Barbeque, have you yet?

Castle Hill Filleigh

Castle Hill Filleigh

This is the time of year to visit Castle Hill Gardens, Filleigh, just 2 miles down the road. Castle Hill Gardens is beautiful in Spring, with its magnolias, camilias, spring bulbs, babbling streams, folly’s and ground carpeted in primroses, Devons County flower.

Bookings for the B&B and camping pitches are coming in as visitors are making sure they get the room and or camping pitch they want, especially for the summer months. I look forward to hearing from you too.

Check available B&B dates at Huxtable Farm B&B and available Camping Pitches (Only three exclusive pitches each with their own wash room)

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Wishing you a very happy & healthy Easter from all at Huxtable Farm

Children Easter Egg Hunt

Children Easter Egg Hunt

Chicks at Huxtable Farm B&B, North Devon

Chicks at Huxtable Farm B&B, North Devon

 

Spring flowers at Huxtable Farm

April – Spring has arrived

April flowers

April flowers

We hope that you all had a good Easter and that this update finds you keeping well during these strange times. We’ve had our Covid injections and hope that when places start to open up everyone is responsible so that everything remains safe for all. In order to help keep all safe at Huxtable Farm please read our Covid update, which will be amended as things change.

We’ve been making some changes here at Huxtable Farm, including converting the games room into a washing up area with fridge freezer, table & chairs for the three exclusive camping pitches, each of which has their own private wash room. Whilst one of the bedrooms in a converted barn is in the process of becoming the games room/information room/shop with Jacob wool products, prints of paintings by Jackie and wood furniture made by Antony.

Tame lamb 2021

Tame lamb 2021

I just love this time of year – The gardens are full of Spring colour and blossom, whilst the trees are starting to produce new fresh green leaves. The ewes have finished lambing and looking after their lambs well, whilst I have one tame orphan lamb to look after on the bottle. He’s a Jacob cross Romney lamb, so black with white markings on his eyebrows and chest and needs a name. We’d love to hear your suggestions!

Looking forward to seeing you later in the year.

Check available B&B dates at Huxtable Farm B&B and available Camping Pitches (Only three exclusive pitches each with their own wash room)

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