|Summer at last.|
The holiday cottages have been getting busier not just because of the summer, but also due to the great feedback we've had from our guests to whom we are extremely grateful for taking the time to do so. We were also over the moon to be awarded 'Gold' accreditation by the Green Tourism Business Scheme last November and strive to improve our sustainability credentials without compromising on quality.
But blogs are very much about the 'now', so what's the latest?
This year we've been able to take a little more time to think about the management of our 5 acres of grassland, which we've allowed to grow bar a few weeks grazing in April/May. The point of this is to provide an improved habitat for wildlife, in particular voles which are a a principle food source for owls. The grass is now knee high in our top field bar a couple of mowed patches to facilitate the occasional game of dog-football (we now have a dog!) and allow our guests to stroll out into the wild without getting soaked! Later in the summer we'll make and put up a couple of owl boxes and see how we go.
|'Nuc box' safely tied down to paving slab in our apiary!|