The blackthorn continues to flower and so the cold weather remains, sunny in the day, but cold at night, with frosts, not much rain, so the spring flowers are still looking grand and lasting longer than normal.

I would say it has been a super spring and every thing has been looking lovely. We are now in the Easter Holidays and lovely to see children who are interested in what goes on in the countryside. Coming with them is their family pet who they say is getting tired after all the exercise it is getting while on holiday here.

The cows have gone out to grass by day but waiting for the warmer nights to stay out all the time. We have had a batch of spring calves, limousine cross as they are sired by our own bull.

The ewes have all lambed, except eight so will have some later perhaps, but the others are enjoying the lovely dry weather. In the mornings as the nights are cold with frosts the young lambs like to sleep on top of the ewes as their wool fleeces is lovely and warm.

There is last minute availability for those who would like to get away for a few days for a change of scenery and recharge your batteries. There are local events coming up to enjoy The Stockland Fair being one on the 27th May.

The village of Dalwood have a lovely playing field open to all with some wonderful new children’s equipment this is on the Jubilee field and Pavilion a short walk down the road from Hawley Farm, where village events take place in the summer; the main one is Dalwood Fair is on the 17th August. There will be a 10km run on Sunday 21st July 2019.

Please come and take part in our country events as we are all very welcoming here and love to see visitors from all over the world.