Posts Tagged ‘stour cross 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

The Stour Cross Farm Experience

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Guests of all ages relish the opportunity to get more from their Dorset chalet holiday than they first suspect.

We are often told by guests who choose to stay with us at Stour Cross Farm for their holiday, that the experience of meeting the farm animals is one of the highlights of their entire visit to Dorset.

Visitors of all ages can and often do take advantage of the opportunity to get very hands-on with the daily routines of the dairy farm that Dorset Chalet Holidays call home.  Plenty of people have swopped their summer sandals for wellies and their lie-in for a dawn wake-up call – to experience for themselves what is involved in looking after a heard of dairy cows on a daily basis.  Not only have they taken the opportunity to watch the herd being milked but have helped out with hand-rearing the calves. This is quite a noisy, hectic routine where the newly-born calves blare impatiently for their afternoon feed.  The calves are fed by bottle from a day old and after a few days begin drinking milk from a bucket – like all hungry babies they can’t get enough of mother’s milk!

No one has yet managed to resist this charming experience of giving a helping hand to a new born calf.

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

Yeovilton Air Day June 2012

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Yeovilton Air DayYeovilton 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 info@deepestdorset.co.uk

 

 

 

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 info@deepestdorset.co.uk

 

 

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.