One thing we are not short of here at Skerry Hall are breath-taking views. The view out across the Bay is never the same from one minute to the next let alone from one day to the next. It changes with the time of day, the seasons, the weather, the tides... the list goes on. Currently fields are being cut for hay or silage, changing the pattern and colour of the land. Last week we were treated to this view at dawn (yes, we are sometimes awake before 5am!) when everything took on a wonderful golden glow.
August is a time when many people are thinking of taking a break, but for us it is a busy time. As well as entertaining guests (with all the unseen cleaning, washing, shopping, cooking and admin work that is entailed) it is a time when seasonal jobs on the farm and in the garden have to be tackled. Sheep shearing was late this year for many farmers in this area including ourselves, but now the sheep are feeling much morhe comfortable in the heat with their new haircuts. They shine out brilliant white in the bright sunlight. Our hay is all cut now and the bales wrapped to protect them from the weather through the winter until they are fed to our cattle and sheep. It's also a time when everything is growing or ripening in the garden, including the soft fruit. In addition to gathering our own produce Jan has made excursions to "pick your own" strawberries and raspberries to make fresh supplies of her home made jams for our guests to enjoy. And the garden itself demands attention with grass cutting and weeding - but it provides a beautiful place for our guests to sit and enjoy the spectacular view as well as providing cut flowers for the breakfast/sitting room. Why not visit us and see for yourself why we love this place so much - we have vacancies during August, including the bank holiday week.
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