Norfolk’s world first twin seals …

We love “our” seals which appear on the beach between Horsey and Winterton every winter with hundreds of pups arriving during the course of the pupping season.  Watched over by Friends of Horsey Seals volunteer seal wardens, this season saw what was thought to be the first ever recorded twin birth in the world. Now

The beautiful Broads..

We love living and working within the Broads National Park and we’re delighted to hear that the Broads has been nominated for a prestigious award from BBC Countryfile Magazine.  Experts were asked to draw up a shortlist in several different Awards categories and Ellie Harrison from the popular Sunday evening TV programme commented “Wetlands will

A wedding day that hit all the right notes…

Dairy Barns was delighted to play host to Anna and Will’s wedding reception this summer which was featured on the cover of the EDP Weddings supplement.  Anna works for the BBC and Will teaches at Broadland High School are both keen musicians who shared the same trumpet teacher. They married at St Nicholas Church in

As Time Goes By …

We run a working farm here at Dairy Barns and Ian loves his shiny, big John Deere tractor to work the fields but there’s currently a search going on to find Britain’s oldest working tractor.  The LammaXchange farming machinery classified website has a fantastic prize of £1,000 up for grabs to the owner of the

National Nest Box Week

National Nest Box Week 14-21 February 2015 Did you know that this week is National Nest Box Week when our bird population start thinking about where to start raising their family? We’re very lucky to see so many different species of birds here around the Farm and we’ve recently been busy putting up even more

We love Cow Parsley …

You may have noticed that the Dairy Barns “emblem” is an image of Cow Parsley which features on our website and our leaflet.  Many people may think of Cow Parsley as just a roadside weed but we think it is beautiful and this native perennial herb is one of the first signs of Spring popping

It’s not all Jam and Jerusalem …

Do you know anything about the Women’s Institute – the good old WI?  Well, in September this year the WI will be celebrating 100 years in the UK as the country’s first WI was formed in Llanfair, Anglesey on 16 September 1915 and there is a special exhibition at The Forum in Norwich 14th –

Vote for local food!

Being a working farm, we at Dairy Barns would like to ask you to join in the 15th annual BBC Food & Farming Awards that celebrate the best of British food and those who grow, make and supply it and you can nominate your favourites – from Best Food Market, Best Street Food or Takeaway,


We’re looking forward to Pancake Day on 17th February. We love them with chocolate spread and banana! You’d be amazed at just how quickly those pancakes seem to disappear, leaving all those empty plates waiting to be washed up.  Did you know that pancake day, also known as Shrove Tuesday is celebrated in many countries

Autumn is just around the corner

Autumn will soon be settling in and we can start to expect some cold snaps no doubt. But it’s a lovely time on the farm and as this year’s growing and harvesting season comes to an end we now have to get planning for next year. The Swallows have been lining up on the wires

What’s your favourite North Norfolk beach?

That was the question posed by Visit Norfolk this month, and our vote goes to …… Sea Palling! A beautiful wide expanse of sandy beach sheltered by the offshore reefs installed for sea defences. Holder of the coveted Blue Flag and with Lifeguards on duty from May to September it’s perfect for family bucket and