Spring is coming and the wild garlic is on its way.

We deliberately chose one of our favourite woodland walks today to see if we could spot the first signs of spring. We weren’t disappointed. This circular walk is about 5 miles long; the route snakes down through woodland at the back of the village, across the valley...

Winter Wonderland

We have to admit that we love it when it snows here. It feels quite magical and gives a different perspective on our favourite walks. The snow this week was the most we’ve had for some time and combined with bright blue skies and sunshine, it reminded us of skiing...

Making Marmalade

Apparently, marmalade is the new “thing” to make as part of lockdown 3.0, succeeding sourdough and the infamous banana bread. We’ve been making marmalade every year since we opened the Long Barn. Jackie loves marmalade whilst it’s Ian’s nemesis. So, this annual task...