New Pembrokeshire Potatoes only 5 weeks away… straight from the farm

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New Pembrokeshire Potatoes only 5 weeks away… straight from the farm

River bend

2017 Seed Potatoes Planted

Field of recently planted potatoes

The fields are planted ready for new potatoes for 2017.

Hooray I hear the family say, the potatoes are planted.  First salads are up and I can expect New Potatoes to be ready in four to five weeks!  Nature’s helping hand with a shower of rain to keep the ground moist, and help the potatoes, is all I ask for!

The new potatoes will not be ready for pulling until late July but we will have them in the farm shop by mid June.  If you are staying at Cresswell Barn Farm Campsite make sure you get a bag or two for your BBQ.

 

 

Busy in the campsite

We had a busy Easter on the campsite, the weather playing ball.  It is beautiful down the meadows, the trees are now in full leaf and looking so fresh, orchids blow amongst the grass, and pansies frolic in the evening sunshine.

Pembrokeshire orchid at Cresswell Barn Farm Campsite

Marsh Orchids growing amongst the spring flowers in Cresswell Barn Farm Campsite

We are busy every day with new and returning campers eager too get down by the river and enjoy the tranquility of this exciting part of the year.

Preparation for Whitsun Bank Holiday and the opening of the new showers and wash-up facilities moves with a pace. Everything spick and span for a full house in Bridge Meadow.

We still have plenty of room for tents and campers but regret we have no more hook ups available for the Spring Bank Holiday.  Space is available in June July and August.

You can book a pitch for a short stay or your summer camping holiday with the family at our campsite booking page.

 A stroll around the farm

I have named this heifer Daisy, even though her number is 704737, she always comes to say hello

I took time off the other day, thought it was such a beautiful afternoon, I would take the dogs for a walk round the farm.  It was so good to leave the jobs behind and be with the nature that abounds my home.

A kite seemed to follow me through the field of rape, and a couple of buzzards circled across the valley.  The woodpeckers were knocking away on trees in the wood, how they don’t get a headache I don’t know!

The dogs shot off into the rape and as I called them back a cock pheasant and hen shot out in front of me, the colours of the cock pheasant looked electric in the sunlight.

Next field we saw the heifers, they are soooo inquisitive!  Can’t resist coming up to see us, they were really enjoying the warmth of the sun, and their coats shone.  It is always a sign of good health when their coats shine, a quick check on them to see all is well, and we walked back along the bridleway to home,

I love this lane, it used to be a track for the horses to bring the coal to Cresswell Quay coal yard in the 1800’s.  The lane brought me back up to the yard, a cup of tea in the garden with Pop listening to the birds in full song, this was just the tonic needed to get on with the next job, and all this is where I live …….. feeling so lucky.a Pleasant hour's stroll along the bridleway

The Swan family is growing!

Exciting news …. the two swans that have been on the river all winter have made a nest on the other side of the bank in Bridge Meadow, if you are staying with us you can see them.

Naturally, they are very protective so I treat their space with respect, but fingers crossed we may have some cygnets in a short while.

Swans on the nest

The Cresswell Barn Farm Swans have laid. We are all looking forward to see the new brood.