Tuesday 22 September 2015



When we first came down to Devon we started to explore the area but soon got bogged down with setting up the alpaca herd, getting to grips with reclaiming the jungle that used to be Laurel Farm, and, sadly, looking after my Mum in her final years.

We managed to get ourselves on to a self inflicted roundabout, which, although enjoyable, we are now ready to  change.
Today we went to Seatown, which is on the way to Bridport.   It is a stunning  bay with wonderful views of Golden Cap.

We had a lovely walk along the beach, with a short break sitting on a big rock which presented itself just when we felt like sitting and watching  the sea for a while.

On returning to the car park we visited the Anchor Inn which is a characterful pub at the site.  We had a welcome cup of coffee and enjoyed the autumn sunshine for a while, vowing to return and treat ourselves to lunch from time to time.

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Monday 14 September 2015

Farm Shop Re-opens


We had a very successful day at Chardstock (our village) Street Fair last Saturday and we are re-opening our farm shop from now until Christmas.   We shall probably close then until September as there really is little interest in "woollies" oveer the summer.  It is lovely when families call in to look at the alpacas but it can be very time consuming, and of course, we have heard the questions that people ask many, many times.

At the Street Fair I used a FAQs sheet which was very useful, and the public seemed to find it helpful.

Had a good day at Blackdown Dog Agility Show on Sunday.  Dolly had a 6th and a 9th and Charlie had a 2nd - his first trophy for a long time.

They could both have done better if I had been a bit clearer and quicker with my commands, but even so, I was very pleased.  As it was a local show Mike came over for an hour or so in the afternoon and caught up with some old friends and enjoyed watching the dogs compete.