May 6th, 2013
Two week old kittens
Here is the latest photo of the five black kittens born two weeks ago. They now have their eyes open and are a bit doddery on their legs but they are certainly growing well. Mother was taking a break for a while – she is still very posessive and doesn’t leave them for long.
April 30th, 2013
New mother feeding her kittens
It was quite a surprise to see three black cats appear at the farm a few months ago. We guessed they had come from the farm down the road - the farmer had sold his cows so their supply of milk had stopped.
How they knew where to come was a mystery, their instincts must have lead them here. One was quite friendly from the start and after a while I was able to pick her up. They would hang around at milking time waiting patiently for the dish to be filled with fresh warm milk.
A few weeks ago I noticed the friendly one was starting to show signs of pregnancy so I kept a eye on her. Sure enough as the weeks went on she got bigger and bigger until she looked as though she’d swallowed a child’s football. Then last week she produced five black kittens.
She had given birth amongst some large straw bales and it wasn’t the ideal place to leave them so I borrowed a dog cage and promptly moved them where they would be safe from predators and farm machinery.
Mother and babies now have my undivided attention and I’ll keep you posted on their progress.
June 26th, 2012
I couldn’t resist photographing various birds around the farm
Nest full of young Swallows patiently waiting for feeding time
So many mouths to feed
A rare glimpse of mother feeding her young Swallows
Baby Wagtail waiting for his feed
A young Wagtail, one of two left from five eggs. Sadly not all survive. I stumbled upon this hen Pheasant sitting on her eggs.
Hen Pheasant sitting on eggs
June 11th, 2012
Yeovilton Air Display - June 23rd 2012
RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day will be commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Falklands Campaign with a thrilling flying and static display of fast jets, helicopters, historic warbirds, classic jets and formation aerobatic teams.
A great day out for all the family.
Yeovilton is approximately 30 mins drive from Stour Cross Farm and Melbury and Duncliffe chalets are available if you are looking for accommodation. Contact us for more information on 01747 838183 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 23rd, 2012
Whilst out walking the dog I couldn’t resist running back to the house and grabbing the camera. Not a cloud in sight but the distant plane and it’s tail jets trailing behind. I wondered where it was heading. This time I wasn’t envious. Who needs to travel abroad when England has holiday weather like this.
May 18th, 2012
Well, I'm sure it's here somewhere
The final preparation before the maize seed is drilled into the ground.
Trouble is – do these two know what they’re doing??
May 7th, 2012
Beautiful views across the Blackmore Vale in North Dorset. Our local fishing lakes in the picture only a few minutes down the road.
Explore Dorset by foot or car and be amazed by what it has to offer.
May 1st, 2012
Enjoy a week in Melbury or Duncliffe chalets at Stour Cross Farm over the May Bank Holiday, week beginning Saturday 5th May 2012.
Prices reduced by 20%.
Melbury now £473 and Duncliffe £433. Savings of over £100.
Contact Chris on 01747 838183 or email email@example.com
April 17th, 2012
Another beautiful rainbow with a second one beside it.
Taken in April 2012