Tomorrow sees the start of our big adventure, when Gavin and I commence our move to our farm in the North Lancashire hills, with Cumbria just to the North and the Pennines stretching out in front of us to the East.
We are both so very, very excited and have many people to thank who
helped us both achieve our life long ambition to have a farm.
still have the plastic farm animals that I played with almost daily
throughout my childhood. My wonderful Albert granddad who had kept
animals for much of his life on a tiny plot of land had instilled in me a
love of all things farm. We built minature wooden farm houses and pig
styes together. I painted cabbages and lettuces onto a piece of
hardboard to represent my kitchen garden. My favourite plastic farm yard
character was a girl in a red dress with white apron over who was
carrying a bucket laden with milk. Things did get confused occasionally,
such as when I introduced figurines from my brother’s medieval fort and
suddenly several of the farm horses were walking round the farm in full
I will have much to share over the
forthcoming months and years but over the next couple of weeks I will be
very quiet online as there is so, so very much to do. Not only are we
moving two hoarders accumulated lifetimes of stuff but also the entire
business plus chickens, plants, greenhouses, sheds etc. So there is a
lot to do and we are keen to get straight as quickly as possible so work
can begin on all our plans. We therefore plan to work solidly on the
move for the next 9 days. I will have very limited internet access at
the farm for the first couple of weeks whilst new services are provided
but I will keep a check on emails whenever possible. However if I’m not able to reply
immediately please don’t fret. I will be in touch as soon as I can.
movement of the business side of things has been very carefully planned
to create minimum disruption so despatching of orders will continue
pretty much as normal from the end of next week. Again so many exciting
things to share design and yarn wise, so I’m very keen to get back to
normal as soon as we can!
In the meantime if you want to see what’s happening do take a look at my instagram page where whenever I get the chance or the internet, I’ll be posting pictures of what’s happening down on the farm.
Speak very soon but