No we're not panicking at all !!! ... HONEST
It's now the countdown to our 4 Christmas wreath workshops, 2 days of photoshoots and the 2 'Magic on the Farm' days that we are hosting in the month of December (as if being a parent in the run up to Christmas isn't already hard enough!!). Despite the 'new adventure nerves' frequently adding themselves to my mega TO DO list and saying 'but nobody will come' I am feeling incredibly festive and excited about the events ahead. Now, inside the venue, many of my crazy ideas are about to come together and the 'Jacksons at Jedburgh winter wonderland' 2019 shall be born!
News from the farm: Cattle are now being moved to different areas for the winter, both on our farm and elsewhere. The fields are too wet and muddy for them to stand in and the grass has stopped growing- they are however still outside- lets see how many of you can figure that one out...
To add to things unfortunately Fenwick was injured last week which hasn't helped the smooth running of the farm or our project. He's been in and out of the BGH for antibiotics but is on the mend. Thank goodness for that- I need my handyman to carry out all those crazy ideas I talked about :D
THE. WORK. NEVER. STOPS!! Luckily being parents and with the youngest still in toddlerhood it means we're used to getting no sleep so we wont notice the difference over the next few weeks at all... I'm sure ... I'm really sure ... ask again in January
We are two months into our diversification adventure. The whole process predates a lot more than 8 weeks worth of thinking, time and work but 2 months ago we commissioned the logo, built the website and put us live on social media for the world to see! What a great couple of months it has been. We have cleared and washed our venue, made our first ticket sales, gathered a following online in excess of 500 people and are currently (and a little frantically!!) prepping for the festive season. I cannot wait to welcome lots of people to our farm and our new venue in the month of December. Think sparkling fairy lights, ivy entwined beams, festive chandeliers and warm, marshmallow topped hot chocolates warming winter hands- How could anyone not be excited!!
I’ve been asked...WHAT EXACTLY ARE WE PLANNING??? Well: we are a brand new diversification project in our very early stages meaning we have so many ideas- where do we start?
To try and sum it up - our plans are to open an on farm venue to use for many activities to benefit and enrich the lives of those around us including ourselves- we love people!! From blogging regularly here on Faceook to craft groups, parties, days out with the kids and farm tours. We are passionate about educating people about farming and why our business and way of life is important. Soon to be volunteering for a scheme with RHET we hope local schools can benefit from coming to the farm in the future to learn all about farm to fork and what we do on a daily and seasonal basis. Roll on the future!