We have just had a marvellous run of summery weather, which has been great for guests, but not so good for the farm. We are desperate for rain for all the grass and the arable crops. The farmers are just about to start cutting silage, which feeds all the stock in the winter months. However the grass crops are quite thin due to the long droughty conditions this spring; so the silage crop will not be very good this year.
The unseasonal dry, warm Spring has however meant early flowering Roses in the garden and lots more colour in the borders.
The Badminton Horse Trials were a great success this year, with the lovely weather bringing visitors from all over the world. We are now eagerly awaiting the Chippenham Folk Festival which takes place near here on the May Bank Holiday at the end of the month. There are always lots of events over that weekend from Castle Combe Motor Racing to Open Gardens, Lacock Scarecrow Hunt, Bath Horse Racing and Craft Fairs. All the National Trust properties in the area are now open and the gardens are magnificent.
If you are looking for a country break for Half-Term, look no further than Wiltshire with all its attractions. Come and stay with us at Church Farm, near to Bath, Lacock and Stonehenge and enjoy the peace and quiet and the wonderful countryside.