A quite beautiful day today and an action filled one, by any account. (Photos to come, tomorrow.) With an enormous lot of help and generous good will we managed to get two cars off the premises and safely parked at the bottom of the slope, dig out and push both the ‘milk girl’ and her van to safety and also James the Riverford Organic Veg man, both wonderful people having braved the frozen heights to deliver to us at Orchard Farm, risking in the process having to stay here until the thaw sets in.
The sun shone, the snow sparkled in a dazzling fashion all day, our amazing neighbour John K ploughed a track from one of our gates to the other, David G shoveled an impressive amount of snow and we suddenly feel almost civilized again, helped by a tot of whiskey thoroughly enjoyed in the sunshine after all their exertions by the Orchard Farm team of guests, neighbours and good friends.
Our new guests arrived safely later, wisely parking in the village and now all is peaceful and settled for the weekend.And hardly a snowflake has fallen all day but apparently, more is due…
It has been really hot here as it has in most parts of the country. We are getting ready for Open Gardens next Sunday, 25 June 2017. The rose above the stone barn has prolific blooms that we are hoping will still be there at the end of the week. Lots of hot air balloons […]
Chatsworth House played host to RHS flower show for the 1st time this year. The setting is delightful and the show gardens all very natural which is lovely to see in this Peak District setting. Peak District Premier Cottages contributed to the sponsorship of the Experience Peak District garden which won a Silver Gilt medal. […]
The Eroica Festival will be taking place at Friden Grange between the 16 and 18 June 2017. This is one of the most popular events in the cycling and festival calendars and Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns are ideally placed being only 5 miles from the venue. You do not even need to get in the […]