Easter Holidays Have come and gone

Flora at Cornish Farm Experiences

School holidays are always a juggle but there is something so freeing about the lack of clock watching for the school runs, packed lunches, clubs and the eternal search for Flora’s shoes.

This is the first school holiday where we haven’t stopped ‘beefing’. With our regular customers and subscription orders a break is now easier said than done. So I adopted more of a ‘doing the essentials’ style to the business and made sure to make time to spend with the children.

Of course we got them working along the way! Charlie has been out helping Will putting up some new fencing. He loves watching the new ‘Post Banger’. In fact they both do! While Flora has been my right hand woman in the beef department. She was very keen on helping our DPD driver Sean to sort the parcels in the van before helping to load our beef boxes!

We have spent some lovely time with family and friends over the holidays which included an Easter feast and egg hunt with the cousins.

I took Flora to the ‘Pop Princess Party’ at the Hall For Cornwall which she enjoyed but I don’t think my ears have yet recovered from the sound of screaming little girls! Later in the holidays we went for the most brilliant afternoon at ‘Cornish Farm Experiences’ where Tanya showed us their pygmy goats. We got to brush them and feed them treats which Flora absolutely loved. She was laughing her head off as she was bombarded by goats! Next we put on their collars and took them for a walk around the farm. Then we got to cuddle duckings and goslings and met their alpacas. It really was an afternoon filled with fun and laughter. I couldn’t recommend it enough, please check them out here… https://www.facebook.com/Cornishfarmexperiences/ They are located 5 minutes from Treway.

Whilst Will took Charlie for a much needed haircut followed by a boys afternoon watching the new super Mario film. Then both of them went to see ‘The Tiger That Came To Tea’ at Redruth theatre yesterday with Nanna and Gaffy (name for Grandad which originates from the Isles of Scilly).

Over Easter we also had another TB test which thankfully went well and all animals were passed TB clear. This is such a relief as it now means we are fully out of restriction and the 60 day testing saga. Our next TB test will be in 6 months time which will coincide with bringing them in for the winter.

This week we are hoping to turn out the rest of our cattle as the weather seems to have turned with a definite feel of ‘proper spring’ in the air. The ground is drying out and the grass is definitely growing. It will be such a joy for Will and Kenny when the cattle are all out grazing and the hard slog of housed animal care is over.