Apologies for the long silence over the winter months and in to Spring!
After a lovely break in the sun we returned with batteries recharged and with lots of ideas for sprucing things up for the season ahead and all so for the building of our very exciting Cruck House.
Whilst we were away we were contacted by George Clark's team of Amazing Spaces fame which was very exciting.
Well things sometimes just don't run to plan and the rain tried to dampen our spirits a little but we just got going and made really good progress, then along came the dreaded virus with its own intentions!
We are really delighted to be able to say we are opening the Tree Howf, Hobbits and Summer Howf as planned at the end of next week. Lots of visitors took advantage of us keeping open the Wee Howf over the winter and at the moment are really enjoying be able to escape away from everything to their own space down by the pond!
We have been spring cleaning, replacing things that needed replaced, fixing things where necessary and making some improvements - we are very pleased with the new hand crafted table in the Tree Howf, pictures to follow next week when its final coats of oil have dried and the Tree Howf is set up for its first visitors of the season.
Over the next week or so our two gorgeous Highland Cows will be coming home from their winter grazing - perhaps some of you saw the delightful film on BBC Alba in January of the Highland Cattle on Uist - we are proud to say that is who bred our lovely ladies.
The Ryland and Zwarble sheep will also be coming home and we are expecting them to have lambs in May.
The geese have made a fabulous nest up beside the pond at the Summer Howf and any visitors to the Summer Howf over the coming months will be neighbours with the goose family and hopefully see at first hand the arrival of goslings!
The goats are very happy that the wet weather is finally going and are very keen to get out to play.
So if you need somewhere to go where you can get away from it all, have your own space, fresh air and time to your self, then do have a look on our calendar for a date that suits.
Ian, Heather & Family