18. November 2012
Once again, this is a belated blog - we have to get better at this! It doesn't seem possible that we've had our 5 Jacobs since July and two of them, Rheumah and Hepsibah, have been on holiday with the Admiral already. Hopefully, as a result of the Admiral's attentions, they are expecting lambs in February and March next year. This will be my first experience of lambing and I am excited and nervous at the same time - I can't wait to have our own cute lambs gambolling around the field. I chose Jacobs partly because they are known for lambing without much difficulty - lets hope that’s true! Though our lovely neighbours are on hand to help out if needed...
I am already preparing to greet our Christmas guests at Barn Cottage. Two new quilts, made by yours truly, will be draped artfully (!) on the sofas, homemade Christmas bunting will be hanging on the walls and, of course, a festooned tree and lots of fairy lights.The cottage should be nice and cosy, with the Aga warming up the kitchen and the wood burner giving the lounge a cheery Christmassy feeling.
Our guests this week have enjoyed the warm weather and sunshine, out and about in Bideford, Tiverton, Ilfracombe and RHS Rosemoor. The latter is one of our favourite places and is looking stunning just now. The hot garden will be in full swing very soon and the vegetable garden is abundant!