This is one of the four Spotted Flycatchers that left the nest on July 15th. Thse birds arrive from Africa every year and may have two lots of young.
It's a beautiful day here at Red Hall Farm and after the long Winter, it's finally time for our girls to get back out into the fields to graze for the Summer and Autumn months. Due to recent weather conditions our cows are out a little earlier than usual and as you can see from these photos - they were very excited about it!!
Environmental issues are close to our heart here at Red Hall Farm. So when we installed our 15kw wind turbine to make the farm and holiday cottages more self sufficient, it was important for us to team up with a green energy supplier.
We chose Good Energy - and it's great to hear that they have been named the World's most ethical energy supplier for the third year running!
You can see more about their good work by visiting their website - https://www.goodenergy.co.uk/about-us/an-ethical-business?utm_campaign=FiT+Cross-Sell+-+Ethical&utm_source=emailCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=
I have wanted to visit Hilltop - the house, garden and inspiration for a Beatrix Potter for a long time and finally managed to do it yesterday.
Hilltop is an extraordinary house - the celebrated home of the much loved author, artist and conservationist, Beatrix Potter.
Our visit began with a walk through the village where Beatrix found much of her inspiration. Walking through the garden on the approach to the house, it was easy to imagine Beatrix's characters - the playful Tom Kitten or Jemima Puddleduck hunting for a place to lay her eggs.
Once inside the house, it was lovely to experience the traditional farmhouse and grander residence that Beatrix created. Virtually everything within the house are original belongings of the famous author. The house is dark and full of atmosphere, filled with her treasures and favourite things.
Following our visit we had lunch in the charming village of Hawkshead and also visited the Beatrix Potter Gallery - a lovely day out!
For more information -https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hill-top
Spring is on its way.
Although February is the shortest month, it can seem to take an eternity. So why not give yourself something to look forward to this Spring? Whether you're looking for a romantic weekend away, an action packed family adventure or a place to stay when visiting family, we've got the perfect break for you.
Both of our cottages has been accredited 4 Star Gold for exceptional quality of accomodation and to customer service by Visit England and we also hold the prestigious Gold Award from Green Tourism.
Meet Poppy and Bramble.
Spring has arrived, and these two certainly have a 'spring in their step'! Dad Bramble and Daughter Poppy do everything together, from playing around in the garden to going on long walks around the Farm's beautiful fields and tracks.
Expect to see these two having fun when you visit Red Hall Farm.
This is Poppy, the baby of our three farm dogs.
Poppy is a Sprollie, her Mum is Meg, the Collie and Dad is Bramble the Springer Spaniel - they are literally one big happy family!!
Poppy is a cheeky pup and is often sitting outside the holiday cottages waiting for strokes and cuddles :-)
Just 10 minutes drive from Red Hall Farm is a very special place that we would highly recommend - Watchtree Nature Reserve.
Had to share this fantastic place to visit - The Lakes Distilliery is only a 20 minute drive away.
We enjoyed a very interesting tour of the whiskey distilliery and a beautiful meal in the Bistro - really very, very good :-)
We would definately recommend this place - take a look - https://www.lakesdistillery.com/