Autumn came rapidly, and before we knew it we were starting to slip into winter with its colder mornings and darker evenings. But every season has its virtues, and we have been treated to some beautiful sunrises and glorious moonlight over the sea. On a fine day there is little to beat going for a walk at this time of year - the air seems so much clearer and photographs have that extra crispness to their focus - and few places can be better located for walking than Skerry Hall. Even cloudy or misty days can produce some beautiful sights - atmospheric glimpses of the countryside and the villages that seem to defy being placed in time. Taking a break at this time of year can be very rewarding as places aren't so crowded as earlier in the season and yet there is still plenty to see and do. In Robin Hood's Bay the Victorian Weekend running 8th - 10th December is well worth catching, and local shops in Bay and Whitby give the opportunity of finding Christmas gifts that you won't find elsewhere. We are open for bookings until the end of the Victorian Weeekend, so why not treat yourself to a short break? Or why not treat someone you love with a voucher for a stay at Skerry Hall Farm at a time to suit them? They are available for any amount towards the cost, just email or phone for details.
August turned out to be a very busy month for us with guests in the B&B accommodation and cows calving. Blossom, our oldest cow, unfortunately lost her calf, but we do have three youngsters all born within a week and a half of each other. Our recent guests have been delighted to see the young calves with their mums.
It doesn't seem like two minutes since Easter and we were looking forward to the arrival of the Tour de Yorkshire, and suddenly its June. This is a beautiful time of the year when the hawthorn and cow parsley cast a mantle of white over the hedgerows and the gardens burst into lush growth with the promise of summer flowers to come. In the fields the grass is growing faster than the cows can eat it, and even the woodland and hedgerow ash trees have finally deigned to burst into leaf.
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