Exactly two months since our arrival at Little Comfort and summer is well underway! The garden is heavy with juicy raspberries, redcurrants (which Roux hoovers up) gooseberries and blackcurrants. We have been making addictive batches of jam including rhubarb, gooseberry and ginger (our experiment with demerara sugar resulted in a deliciously treacly jam) and red currant and rhubarb, which are going down a treat in the farm shop.
We’ve cut two of the hay meadows to feed our Ruby Red cattle in the deepest darkest winter months. Cutting the hay also helps create a diversity of plant species and prevents the growth of brambles and woodland which would shade out the grass and herbs. We will keep the majority of fields uncut and lightly grazed until late summer.
We continue to appreciate our guests’ help feeding the animals and collecting the eggs. There’s lots to see on the farm at the moment and Jeremy was pleased to have a farm walk described as a ‘lekker tour’ by our guests from South Africa this week (I’m told there are few ways that a South African can better portray their satisfaction than with a passionate “lekker”)!
We have been working closely with our architects to brainstorm ideas for Little Comfort. We are really happy to have the help of Gale and Snowden Architects who specialise in environmental design and permaculture. Their ecologically minded approach to design is refreshing and inspiring (watch this space!).
Our new booking system is up and running and 2018 dates to be released soon! We will be in touch shortly with all who have made provisional bookings for next year. In the mean time, we still have a couple of weeks available for summer holidays and autumn breaks and Caen End is now available until Spring of next year. Do come and see us!