Blackthorn Blog

23/07/2008 - Almost watertight! Lots of small fry!

One of this year's lambs!

Hello and welcome to our first blog! It’s all very exciting for us as we’ve never done this before, so please bear with us!

The main news from Blackthorn Gate is that construction of all four lodges is now well underway and by the end of the month all of them will have their roofs on and be watertight. Curlew, Chaffinch and Sky Lark are already done and Lapwing will be finished in the next few days.

The main hurdle we have had to overcome in recent weeks has been upgrading the electricity supply. A seemingly simple task was made very complicated by companies who won’t talk to each other. Still, its done now. So in August we will crack on fitting out the lodges. The bathroom and kitchen equipment has all been delivered.

Each lodge will take 2-3 weeks to complete so we are still on track to open the first lodges in September. Bookings are now available, please feel free to contact us!

Elsewhere on the farm things are also progressing nicely. We managed to shear all our modest flock of sheep this week and this year’s lambs are about to be weaned. We have also entered 10 of the sheep in the Cleveland Show on 26th July.

Fish are currently spawning in two of the fishing ponds and there are lots of small fry swimming around. And we have just had a visit from Great Ayton Naturalist Society who organised a nature walk on the farm.

We’re very excited about completing the lodges and receiving our first guests. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

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Mike and Rita Corrigan, Blackthorn Gate, Eastfields Farm, Nunthorpe, Nr Stokesley, North Yorkshire TS7 0PB
Tel: 01642 324496
Fax: 01642 713389