At last , it’s nearly here. No, not Summer – the General Election. Badger is really excited. He is nineteen now so he can vote for the first time .

One of The sun is shining , the daffs and primroses are looking fabulous , the Wisteria is just about to bloom and our swallows have returned and are busily building a new nest in our front porch , so Summer is officially here at North Bradbury Farm.

Having had two weeks of dry sunny Spring weather and getting all excited about mowing and rolling and opening the swimming pool we seem to have reverted to January weather again. Undeterred by the gales our visitors have been exploring North Devon and all it has to offer .

Hooray – our last ewe to lamb produced triplets this morning ! Okay – between midnight and five am isn`t exactly ideal but at least we can go to bed and get a whole nights sleep tonight .

lt’s the second week of March now when weekend and short breaks will stop and resume again in September .We are half way through our lambing season at North Bradbury Farm .

Since my last dispatch , we have been to the French Alps and back. We`re all in one piece still , although one of us had a nasty experience with a very French staircase and a couple of very English gin and tonics !

It`s nearly the end of January now and at last l have some good news to report.

Our final guests for this year have arrived and yet again we have glorious sunshine and clear blue skies so they are off to Saunton beach for the day.