Mice

Life on the Funny Farm Monday Musings Life at Morndyke has just got a bit more entertaining . We’ve had an influx – of mice!🐭 Fat ones, thin ones, pale ones, dark ones, shy ones, brazen ones, even slightly disabled looking ones… they’re everywhere! They’ve taken over the huts. 10 little meeces hiding in the…

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Harvest time is here again

Fun on the Farm Monday Musings Its that time of year again: Pete’s old combine has been dusted off, its rat-chewed wires have been taped up with a bit of duck tape (incredibly versatile stuff) to stop the old girl firing. A bit of grease has been applied lovingly to some ancient cranking parts, and we…

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Damsels in distress at Morndyke Shepherds’ Huts

Fun on the Farm Monday Musings One of the great things about running a glamping site is meeting the clients. All kinds of people come through our gates bringing with them all sorts of personalities and stories. I love it. Some become good friends, some prefer to keep themselves to themselves and some love to…

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Auction of Promises at the Buck Inn in Maunby

Fun on the Farm Monday Musings When it comes to your kids, (2 legged or 4 legged, bald, furred or feathered, aka human or otherwise), nothing matters more. They bring heart ache, pleasure, pain and stress in fairly equal measures. They keep us poor, old and grey, stressed and tired (or is that just my…

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I was going to go to Breckenbrough Horse Trials.

Fun on the Farm Monday Musings Today I was going to compete at Breckenbrough Horse Trials, but it’s rained. Then rained some more. I’d need flippers and a snorkel and I don’t look great in a bikini, so inevitably it’s been cancelled. Instead, I’m doing this, I’m playing with cows. Well, herding cows. OK, convincing…

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Chaotic cow day on the farm

Fun on the Farm Friday Flashback It’s that time of year again – chuck out time. The weekend closest to May 1st is when all our herd are turned out for their summer grazing. So, another chaotic cow day on the farm, chasing tonnes of beef around the building trying to convince them to load…

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CAUTION: THIS POST IS FOR WOMEN ONLY

Life on the Funny Farm Monday Musings ****CAUTION: THIS POST IS FOR WOMEN ONLY**** (My gift to you 😉) It’s THAT time of year again. Scantily clad, sun-kissed, broad-shouldered men tenderly handling innocent and trusting creatures AKA ***shearing time*** 😉😁🤪 I unashamedly admit to lustful thoughts every time the guys turn up. Who wouldn’t? I think even…

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Kew Gardens at Morndyke

Fun on the Farm Monday Musings On Saturday I went somewhere I’d always wanted to go: Kew Gardens in London. This iconic place where every species of plant is either grown or saved, where trees stand tall and plants flourish. It made me think. I compared this 360 acre site stuffed with people and kids…

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Barbels to basking sharks. Fishing at Morndyke

Fun on the Farm Monday Musings One of the good things about our shepherds’ huts are that they are right next to our lake – perfect if you like fishing. We have an eclectic selection of fish, which I’m afraid I know nothing about, as I don’t fish and have no inclination to do so.…

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The chaos of the cows continues

Fun on the Farm Monday Musings So the cows have been turned out for the summer grazing, and all was well with the world. That is until Alan rang me. Apparently one of ‘them red heifers’ (who incidentally haven’t been heifers for a couple of years, but the name stuck) had calved at Robin’s. So,…

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We are Siamese (cats) if you please

Fun on the Farm Monday Musings It has come to my attention that I have failed to share with you my shadows. So I think I need to introduce you to two of my best mates: Kiki and Khufu- the Siamese cats. Named after famous Egyptians, and oh boy, they deserve the accolade. If you…

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Wedding Anniversary … with a difference…

Fun on the Farm Monday Musings It was my wedding anniversary last Monday. It goes without saying that Alan forgot. He’s a Yorkshire farmer after all. Admittedly this unromantic side of him always niggles me a bit. I got flowers – off a gorgeous friend. I got a card – off my Mum. I thought…

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Spring has sprung off

Fun on the Farm Friday Flashback Did I blink and miss it? Spring that is… I swear it was warm on Tuesday – I distinctly remember taking off my coat. Today I am back to swimming again in a sea of mud and wearing multiple layers whilst feeding the stock. Even Lucy the goose was…

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Auction Virgin

Fun on the Farm Friday Flashback I went to my first ever auction on Tuesday. I found some old pots that I thought would look fab on the glamping site, so I decided to bid. Well not being your ‘normal’ kind of girl, I tackled this like a headless chicken. I don’t do subtle. I…

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The Morndyke Mini Shop

Fun on the Farm Monday Musings So excited! I’ve opened a shop! The Morndyke Mini Shop to be precise. Located in the Wash House, it is selling all sorts of fab Yorkshire goodies – a range of Bothams of Whitby biscuits, fruit cakes and Yorkshire Parkin; a selection of handmade Yorkshire crisps; jams and handmade…

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The tale of a goose named Lucy

Fun on the Farm Friday Flashback   The tale of a goose named Lucy  Lucy, dear little Lucy – the amount of stress and grief you have given me is immeasurable. The day came last week when I decided that the three different types of antibiotics I was using were no longer working and you…

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5* accommodation ratings

Fun on the Farm Monday Musings What a great week it has been at Morndyke – full house here on the glamping site. It was so exciting to welcome our very first ‘proper’ glampers: Morag and Reg Taylor, with their gorgeous springer spaniel Gigha. Everyone who has stayed here has been so lovely – it’s…

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I swear we are related to the Durrells.

Fun on the Farm Friday Flashback I swear we are related to the Durrells. Is it only us that constantly end up being ‘found’ by things? The latest find is Bramble Jack. To cut a long story short, the cold and wet Tuesday last week was no exception. I had finally managed to stuff the…

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William Wordsworth at Morndyke Shepherds’ Huts

Fun on the Farm Friday Flashback I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. I reckon Wordsworth must have known a thing or two…

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The Buck Inn at Maunby – our favourite pub.

Fun on the Farm Monday Musings One of the (many) good things about our farm is that we are never too far away from a good eating place. Today the choice was The Buck Inn at Maunby. Fab food and even fabber company with my big sis (yesssss she is older – where’s the rolling…

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