Our cows enjoyed jumping and charging around in snow for a couple of hours in the morning before coming home for more feed a rest in comfy beds before milking began. Our farmers were not so pleased with stormy weather, there was no excuse to not go to work with water pipes frozen, calves being born it was all hands on deck at Bampfield. We cleared a lane of snow for the milk tanker to collect our milk, however they could not arrive from the factory so fresh milk was thrown away, this happened to other dairy farmers too, hence there was a milk shortage in the shops. We have now had 75 lovely jersey heifer calves who will join the herd in a couple of years.
Just around the corner is spring and this Easter we have chicks arriving they are very cute, yellow and fluffy.
We have spring activities for our visitors for all of April. Easter egg hunts at locations across North Devon including National Trust places.
North Devon Spring places to visit…
Marwood gardens with its large collection of camellias and rhododendrons and multiple flowers, there is also a tea room.