It has been a very active and exciting time at Cresswell Barn Farm and campsite this last month. A new arrival, a helicopter journey and lots of sunny weather…
June started with the arrival of Cresswell Bluebell a grey foal from orange our faithful pony. She was a little confused as she had gone through an immaculate conception with the aid of the vet.
We are all delighted with the new addition to our stable and Cresswell Bluebell has delighted all the campers who come up to see her. As the month has progressed she has grown and is less nervous of people.
Along with Bluebell has come a long period of hot sunny weather and the campsite has been very busy at the weekends with many staying for the whole week to take advantage of the glorious sunshine.
We have welcomed back many who visited us last year and so many new campers who have discovered our campsite.
There has been a Sea Fest across the haven this last week and some of the people who were involved with their boats have stayed at the site because of it’s central location. Mooring at Llawrenny and then travelling around the Haven to the different locations.
Cresswell Barn Farm Campsite is so convenient for all parts of Pembrokeshire. You can reach any part within 40 minutes.
Sadly ‘Pops’ dear friend of 70 years, Des Page, a fellow Glider Pilot from the D Day landings, passed away at the beginning of June. As dad was laid up having broken both his hips in the winter, he thought he would not be able to make the 560 mile round trip in a car to attend his comrade’s funeral in Kent.
Along came veterans’ charity SSAFA who heard about his plight and arranged a helicopter trip for him to attend. The BBC did a very special interview with Pop’s and we have a link here. There is also a BBC article with more details of Pop’s journey to say goodbye to his friend.
We would like to thank so many people for their generosity and help in allowing Pop’s to be with his friend for the last time.
You will be glad to know that we have now planted 400 acres of Potatoes across the region and the earlies will be ready for picking in a few weeks. They will available supermarkets and shops all over the country by the end of August. If you come down to the site they will also be available in the farm shop. Great on the BBQ or cold with a knob of butter.
We have a dilemma at the moment with all this hot weather. We need rain to help the potatoes grow and we want the warmth and sunshine, so everyone gets a great camping holiday in Pembrokeshire. If only it could rain between 12 midnight and 5 am we would have a perfect world.
Next week we welcome a flurry of Cockerpoos. Bridge meadow will be filled with lots of them as they take over the site for a few days. We are really looking forward to seeing them all having fun in the campsite and will put photos up in our next post.
The beginning of the school holiday and the sound of children running, playing ball and having fun on the campsite will echo up the valley in mid-July. It is a busy time for us as the harvesting of the new potatoes will begin around the same time.
The long-range weather forecast indicates a continuation of the current weather, so Cresswell Barn Farm will be very busy. If you have not booked yet we still have some room so don’t hesitate make sure you get a pitch and call me.
We will catch up again in a few weeks.