As a write we are in the thick of lambing! With nearly 800 ewes to lamb it feels like a never ending task but slowly we are getting there.
The start of lambing coincided with the beginning of the Easter holidays which the children thought was marvelous! They are getting to an age where they can be quite useful so strawing pens, giving the ewes hay and opening the field gates while turning out ewes and lambs have been their main jobs.
Fergus was insistent that he wanted to lamb a sheep and with the help of his father was able to achieve this and we've been told all the details! Eleanor is in her element with the pet lambs, sharing out cuddles equally.
One day really does merge into another at this time of year - think lockdown but annually! So it was a bit of a surprise when all of a sudden it was time to get the children ready for school again.
We welcomed guests for all different reasons recently, including walkers enjoying the Wolds Way, cyclists, families with children enjoying some time together, couples having a break and those visiting relatives nearby.
We were delighted to welcome Katie Newsam and her sister recently. Katie won the Go Racing In Yorkshire best dressed final and looked absolutely stunning in one of her own creations. She's incredibly talented! One of her prizes was a visit to Country Huts on the Wolds. She stayed in Wicket Hut with her sister and explored the area, getting as far as Whitby for a day trip!
She took some wonderful pictures during her visit, some of which can be seen here and there are more on our social media channels.
We're delighted to report that the village pub, The Cross Keys has re-opened! Natalie and Tom, who lived in the village have taken over the running of the pub and it is open for food and drink from a Thursday to a Monday. We're lucky enough to have some great village pubs and restaurants in the area and you can find details on our website so do have a look through and tick them all of if you don't want to cook!
We know that some of our guests love a game of village cricket! Some book a weekend break to cheer on their 'home' team when they are playing Thixendale while others become Thixendale cheerleaders for the day! You can find a list of Thixendale home matches here in order to plan your stay around fixtures. Get the best pitch side view from your own hut!
We're also looking forward to the coronation of Kings Charles III at the beginning of May. There are some events planned in the village, including a fish and chip van and party at the Village Hall on Saturday 6th May and a game of rounders followed by the Coronation Big Lunch picnic in the pub garden on Monday 8th May. Guests are very welcome to join in if they wish and we currently have availability in Wicket Hut.
We look forward to welcoming guests over the summer months - bye for now!