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Spring

“Signs of Spring are everywhere.  A good time to walk in beautiful countryside or explore traditional villages”

Lambing is due to begin in late March – although the ewes rarely consult the farm diary.  The lambing shed is bedded with straw and the hayracks full of last year’s hay crop in readiness.  The Southdown and Badger Face Welsh Mountain sheep are in good condition and more twins than expected on the way, as we have a higher-than-usual number of first lambers this year, which often have just one lamb to begin with.

Lengthening daylight hours have brought the Laced Wyandotte and Speckled Sussex hens back into lay, with enough surplus eggs to begin selling from the farm gate and the prospect of broody hens raising chicks in a few months’ time.

The signs of Spring can already be seen, with tassels of hazel catkins in the hedgerows and robins and wrens singing through the day to declare their nesting territories for this year, while the mistle thrushes are still perfecting their songs with trills and warbles.

Hareley Barn benefits from being an individual property with its’ own entrance.  It has a new smart EV charging point which is compatible with all electric cars so EV drivers visiting us now don’t have to worry about running out of charge or stopping over at in-transit rapid charging points before arrival.  Hareley Barn also now has a dedicated FTTP (Fibre To The Premises) broadband supply offering 30Mbs.

The independent shops in the nearby town of Bromyard, three miles away, are handy for guests’ needs whilst on holiday and include two craft butchers and delicatessens and two bakeries that bake on the premises.  It’s a good time of year to eat out at one of the many traditional inns in the area.  The Black & White Village Trail has beautiful villages to explore (and more inns!).  The Conquest Theatre in Bromyard and Malvern Theatre offer evening entertainment and the woodburner and basket of traditional board games offer a relaxing evening in.