Sorry for the silence, the day job has gone into overdrive! In my role at Go Racing In Yorkshire we're right in the thick of the flat season with all nine Yorkshire courses racing very frequently and it's all going on!
On the farm, combining is well underway and started nearly two weeks earlier than normal. All our winter barley is in as well as that of our neighbours who we contract for. We got a late call to combine oil seed rape for next door neighbour Adam, as their combine broke down. It makes their fabulous liquid gold Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, both natural and flavoured and is the base ingredient in their mayonnaises. If you haven't tried it it can be purchased locally at the pub or gallery. Today we moved into our winter wheat and hope to get this baled tomorrow.
We also grow peas for birdseye and they were vined overnight on Saturday and headed straight to the factory for processing.
In the huts we've been delighted to welcome some international visitors with a family staying from America and one from Belgium. It's been wonderful to see parents and children spending quality time together playing croquet and enjoying everything that the area has to offer. My children requested a visit to the Robert Fuller Gallery so we've paid him a visit and we also went to Meadowfest in Malton, a great afternoon of music and entertainment, plus a performance of "100 acre wood" in Castle Gardens, Malton. It's been brilliant, there's so much going on locally for all ages and interests.
We've had some lovely reviews which you can read on our google page and we're grateful to all those who have recommended us, both online and by word of mouth to friends and family. We still have some availability over the summer holidays so if you're looking for a last minute break away - with or without children, do check our bookings page.
We're very excited to be partnering with Go Racing In Yorkshire and sponsoring their Best Dressed Final. The best dressed competitions are currently taking place across the courses, you can find out more here and once each courses winner has been chosen there will be an online final where you can vote for your favourite outfit! As part of the prize the winner will have a two night stay at Country Huts on the Wolds and we can't wait to welcome them!
If racing is your thing we're very close to Beverley and York racecourses and really looking forward to the prestigious Ebor meeting which takes place next week. Horseracing is a very important part of the county and as a family we have always had a close connection with horses competing on the local point-to-point and event circuits. They've always been part of the farm and brought us so much fun. It's something we've done together as a family and the next generation are showing an interest although they are a little way off having their own pony! Although I haven't ridden regularly for a while there is something about open stubble fields that make me yearn for a good gallop around, jumping the straw swathes and bales as we go! However these guys are happy for their retirement/summer break!