The Summer Holidays are Nearly Here

I for one love the summer holidays with no school to worry about, looking for lost PE kits or missing homework!  We already have week one planned with a trip to Bewilderwood, Crabbing off Cromer Pier and days on Sea Palling Beach, I expect my house will be full of sand! Got to love sunny

The sun is shining let’s make hay!

Great news here on the farm in Hickling we are busy making bales of hay and haylage (see the pic above recently taken), its all happening in the field opposite the Dairy Barns and next to our holiday cottage, Cowmans Cottage. We have had a very excited little boy staying in the cottage this week loving

We’re proud to be part of Farm Stay UK

It is because of our affiliation with Farm Stay UK that we are featured in this month’s (June) British Farmer and Grower Magazine. Whilst this magazine may not be your usual mainstream magazine of choice – we are super pleased that they are profiling rural businesses like us who have diversified our farm offering. We

Red Deer and more on the farm

I couldn’t believe my eyes today when I went out for a ride on Frankie we met 20 female red deer who all stood and stared at us only about 10 metres away and luckily for me my horse just stood and stared back before they all ran off to the woods behind the farm.  If

RSPB Bird Survey at Dairy Barns, Lound Farm

We participated in a schemeover the past 12 months known as the RSPB Volunteer and Farm Alliance where volunteers from the RSPB come and survey our farm for bird species.  Overall 44 species of bird were identifed on the farm with 7 of them being of high conservation concern and 16 of medium conservation concern. Some on

Dairy Barns on Camera

Ian and I had great fun today with Colin the Camera Man from Green Traveller.  They are in the Broads area creating videos of tourism businesses with green credentials.  He arrived straight after we had served 18 breakfasts so any attempt I had made earlier to do my hair and look good for the camera

The Dairy Barns Poem, written by 2 of our lovely guests

Hannah greets us with a smile For sure its what we’ll see She welcomes us with delicious scones And a lovely cup of tea We’re taken to our room It’s lovely fresh and clean everythings’ nice with a comfy bed And all is good and never mean The dining room in the morning All flowers

The sun has got its hat on…..hip hip, hip hip hooray

Yeah, the sun is shining. It is still a little chilly, but real sunshine and blue skies here at Dairy Barns! We’ve escaped most of the really bad weather here in Norfolk – don’t get me wrong, we have had our fair share just not as bad as other parts of the country. Pleased to

Welcome to the Dairy Barns BLOG….

And here it is – our first proper BLOG. We hope to share with you a whole range of musings, observations, Dairy Barns news and the odd funny story thrown in for good measure. But before we get too carried away, we thought we should do some desk research into what a BLOG actually is….