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10% off for Easter breaks in our Cotswold cottages

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As a special Easter treat for you and your family, we are offering a last-minute booking discount of 10% off our current prices for our picturesque converted barns.   We are currently taking care of lots of ewes who are expecting to lamb from 1 April, and this will be the start of ‘Lambing Live’…

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Lambing Live in the Cotswolds

WIth January nearly over we will be having a visit from our sheep scanner on the 5th of February to scan all our ewes to see how many lambs we will be expecting in April. This is useful so that we can separate the ewes that are having three or more for special care while…

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Raining Again Sunny Days Gone

After a lovely bright dry and almost sunny day yesterday it is raining again.  My horses will have to come in soon but no doubt will prefer to be in a warm sheltered yard rather than out in a muddy field.  Perhaps the seagulls will come back again, although I hope we don’t have that…

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Wishing you all a very Happy New Year in the Cotswolds Lots to do and see in The Cotswolds 2016 saw another busy year in the cottages with lots of happy guests making the most of the Cotswolds, visiting Blenheim Palace, Burford, Adams Farm and of course the Cotswold Wildlife Park which is always a favourite with families.  However, we are not just limited to…

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Shut Down with TB

Sadly the test came back positive so we are not officially shut down with TB and will have to have another test at the end of January.  We had 11 reactors and 8 inconclusives which following reinterpretation of the test 3 more became reactors.  Sadly one of these was a cow that was taken for…

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TB Testing

We had a very busy day yesterday with a visit from our vet who had to inject all the cattle that we own (except for the very baby calves) to test them for any reaction to Bovine Tuberculosis. He will be back on Friday morning to “read” the test and see if we have any…

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New WordPress Website

Trying to get to grips with the new wordpress website, but it is taking some time as I seem to spend less time in the office and more time outside farming and running the business.  Hopefully it will get easier with some help from my guru.

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Calving Continues in Gloucestershire

Nearly all the cows at the farm near Bourton-on-the-Water have now calved, only three left to go and so far all have managed on their own with no interference or help needed. We thought we would have to help one last night but when we went back to check she had just had a beautiful…

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Lucky Guests will see Lambs

Lambing is well under way and my lucky guests will be able to see the new born lambs in the field surrounding the cottages and if they wish they can come down to the farm for some close up experience.

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Lambing Live at Langley

Lambing started with a flourish here at Langley, but we have a great team of staff so not too stressed at the moment.  The ewes have their lambs out in the fields then they are brought into the shed and put into individual pens before the lambs are rung and numbered.  They then go out…

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