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Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns

…in Parwich, this gorgeous summer’s day…Well, we’ve moaned and groaned the last few weeks, about all this rain during an official doubt, the cold and whatever else we saw fit to dredge up, but this is the moment we have all be waiting for… Wonderful warm May sunshine. The flowers in the garden have sprung [...]

Tom’s Barn: Plumber’s Playground

…Or Plumber’s Headache, more realistically…Some of you may have puzzled but others were quicker to identify on our Facebook page a strange and rather bad (not John’s) photo of what could have been Humpy Dumpty, with a sticker on it saying “Hope this does the trick, Kate and Andrew”. It did arouse quite a lot [...]

1843 Where is Douglas’s Barn?

…The 1843 Tithe Map Confirms a Suspicion…Like many of you, we have long wondered at the quirky shape and angles of Douglas’s Barn, and also admired the unusual way our house, Douglas’s Barn and Tom’s Barn are angled gently round what was once the farmyard and what we should perhaps try now to call the [...]

Orchard Farm: A Quick Gallop Through the Week

Judging by the absence of new posts on our blog you might think we at Orchard Farm were all asleep, but not so. We are in fact horribly wide awake…! So much has been happening over the past week, much of it fairly mundane although Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs might value getting one’s ┬áreturning [...]

Relaxing at Orchard Farm: What Not to Do

…Tax, marmalade and inspections…This will be very speedy, unadorned by photos of birds, in flight or otherwise: it is a merely a short and happy post just to say hello again. I feel as if I have been under a stone for the past fortnight and now I have emerged. This will probably turn out [...]

Wibbly Wobbly Whisk-Away Wednesday

…Remedy for Post-Christmas Blues… John was listening to Radio 4 this morning and reported the fact – new to us – that apparently December 28th is the biggest day in the year for booking holidays as everyone in Britain awakes to feelings of gloom, guilt and despondency brought on by late nights, over-indulgence and general [...]

Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns News Roundup

…to bring you up to date…Both barns are ready for Christmas! Unfortunately that is more than can be said for the owners who as usual are weeks behind with the cards and the presents. Glossing over that I’d like to start by just reminding anyone that Christmas is taking by surprise that 2012 follows shortly [...]

A Moving Blog Post

I started writing this on the East Midland train down to St Pancras on Monday but we were rattling along at such a speed, and lurching to and fro so violently that my attempts to strike the right letters on the fairly minute keyboard of my phone left me quickly feeling rather seasick and out [...]

Another Facelift for Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns

…With some ‘after’ photos following the carpet transplant… There has been a lot of talk of holidays, but it hasn’t been all play. We and others have been hard at work too, behind the scenes in our relentless quest to keep our two holiday cottages as fresh and clean and lovely as we possibly can. [...]

Autumn Berries, Flowers and Fruit

After a truly wonderful spell in North Yorkshire it is still lovely to get home again. Autumn is creeping up, but the grass is still growing and there is still plenty colour in the garden. John had taken lots of photos recently, and a small selection can be seen in our gallery ORCHARD FARM GARDEN: [...]