Down on the Farm
We are very lucky to have a public footpath at the bottom of the garden that takes guests, eager to walk off their full English breakfast, to either Aldeburgh or Thorpeness through Suffolk’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (we have a very detailed set of notes to make sure that no one gets lost – though rather worryingly a few have struggled to get out of the garden!).
We don’t always have time to walk to Thorpeness ourselves so we have a shorter route that we use to exercise Ruby – our beautiful Hungarian Wire Haired Vizla. As we do the circuit on pretty much daily basis, rain or shine, we have got to know Ute and Mike who have a small farm along the way. We always stop to hear how the animals are and – from time to time – feed the lambs. Glad to see that they are doing well despite the recent cold spell.
In case you pass by the little calf is called Rosie and all the lambs are named after herbs (it’s not the most commercially run farm) – so if you shout Rosemary, Dill or Nutmeg – some little critter is sure to come bounding over…