August on the Farm

How on earth is it August? This year is flying by!

It is a busy time of year for us on the farm, David has been taking the lambs off to market and the wool off to the Wool Marketing Board in Leeds. I can see the cereals have all turned golden out of my kitchen window and we were pleased to start combining this week after some rather mixed weather! The oil seed rape is all done, as is the winter barley. We’ve made the most of the good weather and the straw is all baled and in the shed. The wheat and spring barley are almost ready so we’ll be combining over the next week or so too. David and enjoyed a day out at the Great Yorkshire Show last month – there’s so much to see there but we end up bumping into so many people we know its difficult to get round it all!

I have also been busy on the B&B side, both with guests and keeping on top of the garden. I’m having the windows painted as I write and have been busy painting an “upcycled” gate David has had on the farm for years we’ve decided to put in the garden.

Cundall Lodge Farm
The Amos and Welch Bakery Horse Box!

I love this time of year for all the fresh local fruit and vegetables. Our son Rob and his girlfriend Jen have a vegetable garden up at my parents farm and I am now in possession of a quantity of homegrown redcurrants – I have put them in a fruit compote and if anyone has any other suggestions I’d love to hear them? Also on the breakfast side I’ve created a “build your own” muffin option which is proving very popular! I get my muffins from a company called Amos & Welch in the next village where they sell them out of a converted horse trailer – they are truly delicious so do try when you next come to stay.

Cundall Lodge Farm
A build your own muffin option!

David and I went for a lovely walk with some friends near Terrington last weekend. We walked a circular 4 mile walk taking in the lovely Howardian hills. The weather was very sunny, the views stunning and Terrington Tea Room highly recommended! If you’re out and about near Terrington the Lavender Farm is also worth a visit this time of year because it is all in full flower – it looks and smells incredible and a little soporific!

Hope to see you soon.