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
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)
Frog spawn in Huxtable Farm B&B’s pond
The wildlife at Huxtable Farm is starting to feel like spring is in the air;
The frogs have been busy laying their spawn in the pond and having seen a beautiful photograph of the delicate little flowers of the Hazel tree at the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the year I have been keen to photograph the lovely delicate spider like flowers myself here on Huxtable Farm B&B’s Devon Wildlife Trail.
Hazel tee flowers and catkins
Broody hens are sitting on their eggs too!
To help you enjoy what’s going on in North Devon during March we have some SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES at Huxtable Farm B&B until 30th March 2017.
Otherwise, please have a look at the fantastic variety of events due to take place in North Devon during 2017 by looking at Huxtable Farm B&B’s local Events/Farm Calendar
April; Lambs, spring flower – primroses and daffodils. Woodland walks
The last of the pregnant ewes has had her lambs, so we now have a beautiful flock of Jacobs with lambs gambling in the spring sunshine.
The frog tadpoles have hatched and the toads are starting to lay their strings of eggs spawn in the pond.
The Spring flowers are brightening up the garden and farm; dwarf daffodils, primroses (Devon’s county flower) and even the odd bluebell is starting to come out!
Bella, the springer spaniel is happy to show you the way on your walk
Enjoy the farm Devon wildlife trail, taking you for a walk through the woodland, fields and next to the pond and stream.
It’s such a beautiful time of year made even more special by the clear starry nights we experience as Huxtable Farm is situated within Exmoor’s Dark Sky Reserve. At night time you may even hear the Tawny owls calling and see a bat or two flying in the courtyard.
We look forward to seeing you soon to share in some of nature’s delights, click on the following link to view Video’s of Huxtable Farm B&B and its Devon farm wildlife.
April events in the area please click on the links for more details;
15th April National Open Gardens Day RHS Rosemoor (Free entry)
17th & 24th April Hartland Abbey Bluebell Days
1st – 3rd April Spring Quilt Festival Westpoint Exeter
30th April – 7th May North Devon & Exmoor Walking Festival
What’s on at North Devon Theatres
Until the 10th April National Trust Arlington Court – Daffodil trail
Easter fun for the first week in April at
Quince Honey Farm, South Molton
The Big Sheep
The Milky Way