Here comes Winter!

So here we are in early November! But it’s so hard to believe – the sun has kept shining, and only now are we beginning to get frosty mornings. So now, the grass has slowed in its growth, plants are dying back, and there’s a real freshness to the morning and evening air. Yet, we are still picking red tomatoes and getting handfuls of raspberries, kale and spinach each day. Sunsets and rises have been beautiful, with a pink sky closing many days.

The older cows have all calved and have their offspring feeding off them. The piglets are now weaned off their mum and growing fast. The turkeys are on grass, and plumping up at a nice, steady pace. George, the boar, will soon be able to be penned with our two saddleback sows, so hopefully, we can expect a few more piglets in spring!


The bell tents have now been packed away after a successful experimental first summer. We’ve had some positive feedback, so we hope next year, they will bring many more guests a few nights closer to the stars and to the dew on the ground! Due to these sunny days, the solar lights are still lighting up the way to the bell tent field… it looks quite magical!

The Woodland walks are a bit muddier, and noisier with the falling and rustling of leaves, and the faster flowing stream, but all are still accessible with an abundance of autumnal colour.


We are taking advantage of this quieter time of year to do a few long overdue alterations and improvements to the farmhouse, for family, friends and guests to enjoy next year. Also, we are hoping to fill the woodshed with split, seasoned wood for the biomass boiler and woodburners. We nearly have two winters worth of wood in there but, for the first time ever, we hope to be three winters ahead.

The cottages continue to be fully occupied through to the end of November, but we do still have space in both Bronhaul Bach and Coach House at different times in December, in case anyone wants a last-minute wintery, cosy ‘break away’.

Thank you to all our guests for your respect and appreciation of Bronhaul, we hope to see you again. We wish you all well during your Advent preparations for Christmas and we’ll continue to share regular Bronhaul Farm news into 2017.