Posts Tagged ‘farm’

Meet one of the Girls

Monday, April 6th, 2015

One of our lovely cows just finished having her lunch

Cow at Stour Cross Farm

Latest on Kittens at Stour Cross Farm

Monday, May 6th, 2013
Two week old kittens

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.

New Life to Stour Cross Farm

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
New mother feeding her kittens

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.


.Five one week old 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.

Feathered Life

Tuesday, 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










Feeding Time

A rare glimpse of mother feeding her young Swallows

Baby Wagtail waiting for his feed

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

Holiday Weather in May 2012

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

A beautiful clear dayWhilst 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.

Preparing the fields at Stour Cross Farm

Friday, May 18th, 2012
Well, I'm sure it's here somewhere

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??

Local Fishing Lakes

Monday, May 7th, 2012

View across the Blackmore Vale with Coking FisheriesBeautiful 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.

Special Offer – May Bank Holiday

Tuesday, 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



Double Rainbow

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Double Rainbow at Stour Cross FarmAnother beautiful rainbow with a second one beside it.

Taken in April 2012

Rainbow at Deepestdorset, Stour Cross Farm

Sunday, June 12th, 2011
June rainbow

June rainbow

Couldn’t resist taking this photo last week. Caught it just before it disappeared.