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The end of another season!

So that’s it, the tents are clear of soft furnishings and everything has been washed, dried and stored (this gorgeous October weather helped hugely with getting all the rugs, sofa cushion covers, curtains and bedding dried)!

So what has been happening on the farm throughout the season? Well in June we managed to cut, turn, bale and store 850 bales of hay either side of getting married! We were so lucky with the weather as the wedding was held at Hell Bay Hotel on Bryher with the reception at Juliet’s Garden and to end the evening a party in a marquee up at the viewing area on the farm with a local band and hog roast!

We had a mixed bag of weather throughout the season but we were busier than ever! We are therefore not surprised to hear that Scilly has recently been named ‘Best Domestic Destination for Families’ at the prestigious Family Traveller Awards in London.    

We have just sent another steer on the boat to the abattoir which follows a trailer full of pigs that went a few weeks ago so the freezers are filling up with produce which we are selling through The Farm Deli in town. Our eggs proved popular as always this summer with us often running out as many are used in The Farm Deli for their scrummy quiches. Farmer Dan’s morning animal feeding sessions proved very popular once again with the little ones, hopefully not too many eggs were broken…. Falcon our bull is now on the move and has been at Salakee Farm for a month or so and is now moving to Old Town Farm so we expect to see his calves all over the island next year.

This summer there was a new tourist activity available on Peninnis Head, Coasteering, where you scramble, swim and jump your way around the rocks of Peninnis Head and we heard great reviews about it from our guests. If you are interested then have a look at http://www.kernow-coasteering.co.uk/isles-of-scilly

We appreciated receiving a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor and we are grateful for this year’s guests for all their great reviews.

Dan is now busy wrapping the tents in their protective mesh for winter, starting on the annual hedge trimming & maintenance and getting the last of the main crop potatoes out.  

Fingers crossed for a gentle winter…

Article by Zenna on 20 Oct 2015

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