We have had a few weeks off on our belated Honeymoon so James and Val (Jen's parents) have been in charge. We had a great Christmas and New Year, it was lovely spending time with family and friends. Father Christmas visited Butt Farm too leaving all the campers a little Chocolate Santa on Christmas morning! The farm has been fairly quite, all the cows are inside sheltering from the cold and just starting to “Bag up” (preparing to calve) when they should start the 1st February. Time will tell to see if Norman the bull has been up to the job! On the campsite bookings have started for the Bank Holidays and we have finally got our new electric supply. This will enable us to put another 8 pitches with electric, so we will now have 14 electric pitches.
Happy new year to all our guests & friends. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.
We had a great Christmas and New Year on the campsite. We had lots of guests staying with us who were visiting relatives and friends locally, and others who just wanted a quiet christmas. Everyone enjoyed their stay. One family very kindly gave us a bottle of wine as they had enjoyed their stay so much, and have already booked to come back in the new year.
We were lucky enough to get tickets for the opening night of Hull City of Culture 2017 - In with a Bang and what a fantastic night it was. We are really looking forward to seeing what else is in store for 2017.
Keep an eye out on here for updates.
We've had a great day today on project campsite. CJ and Chloe came over to help us - we put the path in, cleared all the scrap which was from the old war shelter and demolished a building - not quite sure if this was the correct way of pulling down a wall, but it was quick!! A good days work and feeling like we are starting to get there now!!!
Our grant application from Historic England has been approved which means we can fence, manage and survey the gun site allowing it to be protected for years to come.
Our first calves have just been born - all fit and healthy, hopefully there will be many more to come if Norman (the bull) has been working hard!
St Cuthberts Scout group from Hull have been to have 'Christmas dinner' at the gun site, where they cooked using a homemade oven. They helped us clear the site earlier on in the year, for which we and Historic England were extremely grateful.
We also won Champion Christmas Beast at Selby and Hull Livestock markets which was a first for the family for more than 30 years so Dad was very happy. No Christmas turkeys this year due to Olys knee but hoping to have these back next year!
Project campsite has begun - 300 tonnes of brick and 150 tonnes of Tarmac clippings we have a road into the campsite and the hard standings are in! Jen was even on the roller making sure the road was nice and smooth!