Hi everyone! Hope you are all well? We are all missing our lovely guests at the moment, but we hope you are enjoying our blog posts. One post that we know was enjoyed was our ‘Characters on The Farm’, so we are back again this week with another one. This time you will meet a cheeky chicken, a beautiful bull and more…. Stay tuned to learn more about their characters.
Chickens are something virtually every farm has because nothing beats fresh, free-range eggs but they also have great characters. Higher Biddacott Farm would like to introduce Mrs Henny Penny, their Character on The Farm. According to Fiona the owner of Higher Biddacott, the cheeky chicken likes to go into their Grandpa’s cottage and lay an egg in his cat’s bed! Fiona also informed us that ‘Our visitors love her because she loves being picked up and freely gives her eggs away to children who can find her latest nest!! She is missing all our guests’ attention but is looking forward to them all returning soon.’
A Beautiful Bull
When most people think of a bull, they think of a big dangerous animal but this is most certainly not the case at Lower Campscott Farm. They wanted to put forward their Dexter Bull, Bizley who has bundles of character and according to the owners despite his large size is a real softy. In his youth Bizley was a real ‘Bullseye’ for the ladies on the farm but now he is more a pipe and slippers kind of chap who apparently loves nothing more than bathing in the North Devon sunshine while gazing out to sea. He keeps lean with his super healthy diet of grass, grass and more grass, but the owners said, ‘ He does like the odd carrot here and there as a little treat’. They also said, ‘Bizley has never been one for running around so leaves that up to the younger Dexters as he looks on wistfully’. Bizley and friends can be spotted along the nature trail walk around the farm so be sure to say hello on your next visit to Lower Campscott.
One special mum that had to be mentioned is Seven the sheep. The reason her owners wanted to giver her a special mention as their ‘Character in the Farm’ is that this year she gave birth to four healthy lambs! According to her owners, she has been an amazing mum and has needed no assistance in rearing them. This amazing sheep and her sweet lambs live at Callisham Farm.
Over at Bampfield Farm, they just had to mention their sweet tabby kitten Fizz for our ‘Characters on the Farm’. According to the owner Lynda, she has such a big character and is a firm favourite with the guests. She is only a year old but Lynda has been keeping her guests up to date with photos and videos on their Facebook page. Lynda told us, ‘She spends hours playing with the children and finding unusual places to hide such as wellington boots and milk crates’. As well as being cheeky, Lynda said you will also find Fizz sunning herself in the garden when the weather is warm. Fizz is good at her job, making sure to keep the mice population in check and her favourite treat is Dreamies cat treats.
Next up we have two amazing alpacas from Quoit-at-Cross called Theodore and Jefferson. Linda and Roger who own Quoit-at-Cross bought these two sweet chaps from a friend in their village and have now owned Theodore and Jefferson for 7 years. According to Linda they are great fun to have around, they love to watch them careering around their paddock, although they do make some awful noise which was a bit of shock the first time Linda and Roger heard it! However, Linda said, ‘These two are very friendly and are protective of any sheep and lambs’. According to Linda, they are both a big hit with guests, many of which have never had the chance to pet an Alpaca. Finally, Linda said, ‘ They are very woolly at the moment, needing to have the shearer come and visit. I guess we are the same, we could do with a visit from our hairdresser too’!
We hope you have enjoyed another one of our ‘Characters on the Farm’ blog series and have had fun getting to know our accommodation providers guests. We cannot wait to welcome you back and you can get the opportunity to meet these cheeky characters in person. If you would like to know more about our accommodation head to our website.