Eco Friendly Christmas Wrapping Paper

December – Christmas Gift Ideas

Eco Friendly Christmas Wrapping Paper

Eco Friendly Christmas Wrapping Paper

 

I’ve been having fun doing potato printing on recycled paper to make some recyclable Christmas wrapping paper

At Huxtable Farm B&B we have lots of lovely unique gifts available for you at Huxtable Farm Bed and Breakfast in Devon near Exmoor National Park.

Huxtable Farm B&B Voucher

Huxtable Farm B&B Voucher

 

Gift Vouchers to stay at Huxtable Farm B&B, from £50, please e-mail jackie@huxtablefarm.co.uk or telephone 01598 760254 to find out more.

Book all about - Huxtable Farm - The story of a Devon Farm

Book – ‘Huxtable – The story of a Devon Farm’

 

 

 

 

Special Christmas Offer – FREE ‘Huxtable -The Story of a Devon Farm’ book for all Vouchers purchased as a Christmas Gift before 20/12/18

 ‘Huxtable -The Story of a Devon Farm’ book £7.50 per copy plus £3.50 postage & packing within the UK

Unique Christmas or wool (7th) Anniversary gifts;-  Huxtable Farm B&B’s Jacob Wool products made from the wool of our Jacob sheep;
100% wool throws
Cushions
Scarves
Hand knitted hats and cowls
For those who love to knit, crochet, spin, felt and craft with wool;
100gm balls of Jacob sheep wool in three different colours, grey, cream & dark brown.
Brown washed and carded fleece.
Knitting kits – Scarf and wrist warmers Kits or beautiful cowl Kits.
Please click here to see Huxtable Farm B&B’s Jacob Wool products

All items are subject to additional postage & packing within the UK only, please Tel; 01598 760254 or e-mail jackie@huxtablefarm.co.uk

Cards and mounted prints of
watercolour paintings by Jackie Payne

Huxtable Farm B&B Water Colour Cards

Huxtable Farm B&B Cards £2 each or all 6 for £11

Wild Flower Meadow Water Colour Print

Wild Flower Meadow Watercolour Mounted Print by Jackie Payne £30

Daisies - Watercolour Mounted Print by Jackie Payne £30 (9"x13")

Daisies – Watercolour Mounted Print by Jackie Payne £30 (9″x13″)

Springer Spaniel - Print of acrylic painting by Jackie Payne £30 (8.25"X11")

Springer Spaniel – Print of acrylic painting by Jackie Payne £30 (8.25″X11″)

Huxtable Farm Bed and Breakfast in Devon near Exmoor National Park, situated near the village of West Buckland,  halfway between the historic market towns of Barnstaple and South Molton and an ideal base for exploring North Devon’s beautiful gardens; Castle Hill Gardens, RHS Rosemoor, Marwood Hill and National Trust Arlington Court

Sunflower

July – A bountiful of fruit & roses

July fruit

July fruit

The abundance of fruit (gooseberries, rhubarb, red currants, black currants, loganberries & raspberries) has kept us busy picking fresh fruit for the breakfast table and making a variety of preserve jams also for the breakfast table to enjoy with warm butted toast or croissants.

Raspberry picking

Raspberry picking

 

Raspberry picking

Thank you to my little helps ! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Hampton Court Flower Show Roses

Hampton Court Flower Show Roses

Having been to Hampton Court Flower Show 2017 and loving the roses purchased there,

Hampton Court Flower Show, Monty Don and Joe Swift

Hampton Court Flower Show, Monty Don and Joe Swift

makes me so grateful that we have RHS Rosemoor so close to visit at anytime of year, so special at the moment as it’s RHS Rosemoor’s Rose Festival until 30th July, the roses and their scent are amazing as is the gorgeous ‘Hot garden’.

RHS Rosemoor Gardens, rose festival and hot garden

RHS Rosemoor Gardens, rose festival and hot garden

Mean while here at Huxtable Farm B&B the newly created ‘Wild Flower’ patch is looking lovely and is a great hit with insects and butterflies, as is the wildlife pond too!

Wild Flower patch at Huxtable Farm B&B, North Devon

Wild Flower patch at Huxtable Farm B&B, North Devon

Wildlife pond at Huxtable Farm B&B, West Buckland, Devon

Wildlife pond at Huxtable Farm B&B, West Buckland, Devon

Recently caught on camera, whilst on the Devon Wildlife Farm Trail at Huxtable Farm a ‘Funnel-web spider’ with it’s prey, a grass hopper.

The French Toulouse Goslings are now fully grown

Things to do this July;

RHS Rosemoor Rose Festival has 2000 roses on display now 17th June – 30th July – The largest rose gardens in the South West. Pick up your free Rose Trail Garden Map when you get there.

Lynmouth Raft Race 22nd July

Clovelly Maritime Festival 16th July

Mid Devon Show – National Trust Knighthayes, Tiverton 22nd July 

National Trust Arlington Court – Family ranger days, drop-in family crafts & garden days – PDF of events

Things to do for free at Huxtable Farm B&B

Gardens to visit in North Devon

Beaches to visit in North Devon

Wildlife & Nature of North Devon & Exmoor

North Devon Show 2nd August

Honeysuckle

June – some wild flowers found around Huxtable Farm B&B

Some of the wild flowers you can find on the Devon wildlife farm trail at Huxtable Farm B&B, West Buckland, situated between Barnstaple & South Molton, near Exmoor, North Devon.

Thistle

Thistle

Water Lily

Water Lily

Red dead nettle

Red dead nettle

Meadow saxifrage

Meadow saxifrage

Iris

Iris

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

Hop Trefoil

Hop Trefoil

Groundsel

Groundsel

Elderflower

Elderflower

Cow parsley

Cow parsley

Common hemp nettle

Common hemp nettle

Clover

Clover

Birds foot trefoil

Birds foot trefoil

Charlock

Charlock

Wild flower ?

Wild flower ?

Bluebells and bee

Wild flowers at Huxtable Farm B&B this May

Pink campion

Pink Campions

Apple Blossom

Apple Blossom

wild-flower

wild-flower

Foxglove

Foxglove

Yellow pimpernel

Yellow pimpernel

wild-flower

wild-flower

Ribwort

Ribwort

Corn Spurry

Corn Spurry

Hawthorn Blossom

Hawthorn Blossom

Scarlet Pimpernel

Scarlet Pimpernel

Greater Stitchwort

Greater Stitchwort

Mose flowers

Mose flowers

Thistle

Thistle

Some of the wild flowers found around Huxtable Farm B&B during the month of May.

Most are named the few that are named ‘wild flower’ I would appreciate your input.

I know one is regarded as a weed but I understand that ‘a weed is a plant in the wrong place’ however these flowers look great on the farm!

Wild strawberry flower

Wild strawberry flower

cuckooflower and buttercups

cuckooflower and buttercups

 

Speedwells

Speedwells

Butterfly & Blubells

Butterfly & Bluebells

Bees visiting wild flowers at Devon farm B&B

August – Insects and wild flower meadows

Bees visiting wild flowers at Devon farm B&B

Bees visiting wild flowers at Devon farm B&B

 

 

 

The insects are enjoying the August sunshine, busy visiting the meadow wild flowers at Huxtable Farm B&B, North Devon near Exmoor.

 

 

Bella enjoying the long meadow grass

Bella enjoying the long meadow grass

 

 

Bella, the springer spaniel is also enjoying racing through the long meadow grass.

 

 

 

A variety of wildlife at Huxtable Farm B&B, Devon

A variety of wildlife at Huxtable Farm B&B, Devon

 

 

The variety of wildlife is beautiful, from fungi to dragonflies

 

 

 

 

 

Events to look forward to in the area;

Woollen Woods at National Trust Arlington Court 27th August – 30th October.

North Devon Art Trek 10 – 25th September

Hidden Dunster Guided walk 14th September & other Exmoor National Park Events

Exmoors Bats at Simonsbath 17th September

Appledore book festival 23rd September – 2nd October

RHS Rosemoor Gardens Events