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Becky Sherman, The Squire Farm, Chapel Lawn, Bucknell, Shropshire. SY7 0BW

Tel/Fax - 01547 530530 E-mail - becky@squirefarm.co.uk


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The Squire Farm, Chapel Lawn, Bucknell, Shropshire SY7 0BW

Tel/Fax - 01547 530530 E-mail - becky@squirefarm.co.uk


FARM NEWS

For Sale

Eggs from our own hens  are for sale at £1.25 per half dozen.

(Subject to availability and when we can find them)

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Home Grown Mutton

Follow the link for details or ask me, Becky on

01547 530530 or e-mail

This page is a sort of ‘blog’ I suppose, but I prefer to call it ‘News’ and try to keep it up to date with what is going on on the farm and property.  If you are interested in anything in particular, please ask!

Previous Year’s News

2019

Squire Cottage in the sunshine Looking to Chapel Lawn from Squire Farm

November 2018

18/11/18

The pond in Xidong garden is coming on a treat.  Peter has been hard at work this last week as the cottage was empty and has finally finished filling the old part of the pond.  He reckoned he has shovelled and barrowed about 7 tons of ‘filler’ - stone and old tarmac.  Now comes the fun part where he starts laying stones and pebbles, lining the new part of the pond and designing and building our mini waterfall.  It will be so pretty when it is finished!

New pond layout filled with fresh fallen leaves! 'This stone will go there... and that stone - there...' Taking time out to sweep leaves from around the hot tub And Skollie doesn't want to miss out!

January

31/1/19

Peter and I had a long overdue break for three weeks during January.  We left the farm and cottages in the willing and capable hands of Jodie and her son Jake.  They say they had a lovely time and there were no major disasters like burst pipes or animal accidents, except for another hen being killed by a fox (mid afternoon in broad daylight).

As for our three weeks away… we sought the sun in South Africa; some of time was staying with family and some was exploring the Kruger National Park and the Drakensburg Mountains.  I know these pictures are not of Squire Farm, but I’m just brightening up some dreary British winter days!

at Knysner Elephant Sactuary waiting to be fed fruit and vegetables

These elephants are all rescued and rehabilitated at Knysner Elephant Sanctuary.  Here they are waiting to be fed on fruit and vegetables supplied to the tourists.  After feeding them, you can walk up to and touch them and have your photo taken with them.

We're considering keeping elephants next year! Possibly my favourite picture... A panorama of the Klein Karoo from the Swartburg Pass From largest to smallest - a chameleon Lioness and cubs Wildebeest and calf Giraffe and calf

It is Summer now in the Kruger and the rainy season, which means there is more vegetation and more to eat for everyone, so also it is the time of new life and that was in abundance.  We saw baby elephants, baboons, zebra, warthogs, monkeys, impala, water buffalo and young hippos as well as the three pictured above.  We were also fortunate enough to watch a lion mating in the road right in front of us.  It was the most fantastic visit to a great country.  

March

17th March.

While I was away learning how to mess about with chocolate - a Christmas present from my loved one - my loved one had the delightful surprise of our first lambs!  These are Perry Badgerface lambs and already you know they are, not because they have white stripes down their faces (they don’t), but because their ears are so small!  

Chocolate making course at Harts Barn Cookery School near Mitcheldean in Gloucestershire.  

These were an experiment with orange flavouring and pretty edible transfers. Not the most elegant chocolate I’ve made!

April

From 17th March to 13th April; we now have 18 healthy lambs, some white, some ‘badger faced’.  All of them adorable!  The weather has not been too bad for them.  The snow we had a week or so ago only lasted for a few days and even then there was no wind  and therefore not that cold.

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