Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Feeding the chickens

Blue skies on Sunday so a perfect day to take our friends and five children to next door Otterview Farm. Liz Tratt kindly showed everyone around. The children had a chance to feed the ducks, hens and guinea fowl, who braved the barrage of grain to come up to the fence to see us. The goose hatching her eggs in the barn was not so friendly and hissed at everyone. The star of the show was their latest Jersey calf - Gloria, who stole our hearts with her beautiful, brown eyes.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Celebrations abound - planning accepted !

Yesterday, after a tense few weeks, we finally received planning approval to convert our Dutch Barn into a space for offices, meeting room and art gallery. The application was initially refused and went to appeal with the final vote standing 10 for and 2 against. Nail-biting stuff !

Thank you so much to all those involved in helping our proposal through. I am sure that it will be a great asset to rural East Devon, The Blackdown Hills and especially to our parish of Luppitt.

This means we can embark on the final phase of our diversification of Woodhayes, perhaps our dreams of a Sculpture Trail look closer to realisation too.

Back to work after a few celebratory glasses of champagne last night, we are now on track and planning the conversion phase...