So pleased to say that our two little mandarin ducks, Chop and Suey who have joined the feathered flock are settling in well here at Olde Farm and enjoying the pond and their new companions. Fingers crossed we might get some ducklings in the Summer!
Beyond happy!! This afternoon we caught sight of our first hatchlings of the year on the pond – teeny tiny moorhen chicks resembling little black golf ball shaped torpedos such is the speed at which they move!
Guests at The Bees Knees and The Borrowers will know that we have always included a welcome jar of doggie biscuits and also how much I enjoy baking. The treats have gone down very well with our furry guests and so I thought why not combine my two loves and make my own. I realise that you may not be visiting us here at Olde Farm for a little while, but are are you perhaps thinking what a nice treat it would be for your dog? Maybe even get the children involved with making some – an excellent idea for a rainy day? This is the recipe I shall be using and will post pictures once I have made my first batch tomorrow.
Homemade Dog Biscuits Recipe
350 grams whole wheat flour (substitute regular flour or oats if your dog is sensitive to wheat)
This morning our Visit England inspection report popped up in my inbox – I am very proud to say that it made delightful reading and we were so happy to receive such supportive and complimentary comments about both cottages. Copies of the full report are available in each cottage for you to read.
Comments made by the inspector included
“The excellent comments in the Visitors books, together with the high level of repeat guests for both cottages being testament, not only to the quality, but to the hospitality shown by the owners”
“Special mention must be given to the housekeeping as a pristine presentation noted”
“Furnished to an exceptionally high standard with quirky artwork and clever theming in each property, with something different to see at every look around”
Now come and see and experience Olde Farm for yourselves!