Food and Drink Festival – October 2014

A beautiful sunny day much enjoyed by the visitors with plenty to eat and drink! Get Bucks were there and took this great shot of light lunch preparation by Bistro in the Barn. The “Secret Diners Club” are offering weekend evening meals in The Painted Barn.

Bistro in the Barn - The Secret Diners Club

Bistro in the Barn providing light lunches

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Crepe Heaven

Crepe Heaven

Haresfoot Brerery

Haresfoot Craft Beer – well worth a taste!

Also lots of stalls ready to help with the Christmas festivities. Here are some of them:

Lavender Garden

Lavender Garden – beautiful wooden ware

Jams, Chutneys and Liquers

Jams, Chutneys and Liquers

 

Face Painting

Face Painting

Hand made jewellery

Hand made jewellery

Cottage Styles

Cottage Styles in the Barn

Stalls in the Poly Tunnel

Lots of stalls in the poly tunnel

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Sheep Shearing Day

Good sun, nice breeze, and a field of happy Oxford Down sheep. That’s what we call a good day. Thank you for coming along and spending time with us.

Sheep Shearing

Short back and sides, please

Feeling better already

Sheep Shearing

Easy round the neck…

Sheep Shearing

Glad to see this go…

Sheep Shearing

No comments about my bum, please…

Sheep Shearing

Now, what can we do with all this fleece?

Sheep Shearing

Spinning wheel and brushed Oxford Down fleece

Sheep Shearing

Spinning fleece into wool

Sheep Shearing

Wool skeins, crocheted pots, and a ribbon loom

Sheep Shearing

Cuddly felt by Elmwoods Little Teds (and rabbits, sheep and owls…)

Juice-up

Mine’s an Energizer!

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Open Farm Sunday

Hazeldene Farm with Three Conties Radio

Talking to Three Conties Radio

Hazeldene Farm burgers

Enjoying a Hazeldene Farm burger

Crepes

Crepe for desert?

Artist

Works of Art

just add animals

Budding artists

teacup ride 01

Can you drive…?

tea up ride 2

Driving? Look, no hands!

farm tour

A tour around the farm

Our thanks to Nigel Brand for the photos

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Lambing Sunday – 4th May 2014

Thank you for joining us on the lovely sunny day. Here are some of the moments to remember.

Lambing at Hazeldene Farm

Visiting the new born lambs

Lambing at Hazeldene Farm

Mum and baby doing well

Lambing at Hazeldene Farm

Baby lambs

Lambing at Hazeldene Farm

Tasting Hazeldene sausages and burgers

Lambing at Hazeldene Farm

Taking it easy in the sun

Lambing day at Hazeldene Farm

Just what you need on a hot day…

Lambing day at Hazeldene Farm

Creating works of sand art

Lambing day at Hazeldene Farm

Face paining! What shall I be?

Lambing day at Hazeldene Farm

Looking around the farm

Lambing day at Hazeldene Farm

Visiting the chickens by the pond

Photos by Nigel Brand

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First Market of 2014!

It was lovely to see so many visitors to the farm for our first Craft and Food Market of the year. This was also the first market under the new manager, Jenny Dell, who brought in some new faces and some familiar ones.

A lot is happening on the farm at the moment as we are getting ready for the lambing season. We have brought the ‘mums-to-be’ into the lambing shed to keep an eye on them.

It was the piglets that stole the scene this weekend. We have penned off an area near the polytunnel where Chris Slaughter will be growing the vegetables for his restaurant. This area was covered in nettles so the piglets have found seventh heaven rooting them out. In just a few days the ground will be weeded, turned, and fertilized. That’s ‘no-dig’ gardening the Hazeldene way!

Mums in waiting

Mums in waiting

Ewe at Hazeldene Farm

Any day now…

Piglets at Hazeldene Farm

Rooting piglets

Piglets at Hazeldene Farm

Nearly got it…

Piglets at Hazeldene Farm

Coming up for air

Piglets at Hazeldene Farm

This is fun!

Craft Market at Haxeldene Farm

Tasting the Hazeldene sausages and burgers

Farm tour at Hazeldene

Blackthorn blossom frames the farm tour

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October Craft Market

We had a wonderfully sunny Autumn day for our October Market.

A lot of new stall holders joined us and we had stalls in the poly tunnel as well as in the courtyard.

It was also launch day of Chiltern Canines new shop in our Studio Barn.

Hazeldebe Farm Craft and Food Market

Sausage Tasting: specials this month were garlic and black pepper, tomato, and apple sage and fennel. Hard to choose!

Hazeldene Farm Craft and Food Market

Sponsored Charity this month was the RSPB

Hazeldene Farm Craft and Food Market

Lots of gift ideas

Hazeldene Farm Craft and Food Market

We’ve opened the polytunnel. Many new stall holders including pottery, pet protraits, books and cards, jewellery, and delicious olives and baclavas.

Hazeldene Farm Craft and Food Market

Hazeldene Farm Craft and Food Market

Chiltern Canines chatting with customer.

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Open Day 2013

Our annual Open Day went really well, it was lovely to see so many visitors. A bright sunny day with a comfortable cooling breeze, we couldn’t have asked for better weather. There was a lot going on with various stall holders and activities such as the rifle range, pony rides and the dog show to name a few.

The main event was, of course, the arrival of G-HBOB our local Air Ambulance run by the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust the charity we support on our Open Day.

BOB's arrival steals the show

BOB’s arrival steals the show

BOB has landed

BOB has landed

BOB's team touch base

BOB’s team touch base

Open Day Stall Holders

Open Day Stall Holders

Basking in late summer sunshine

Basking in late summer sunshine

Air Ambulance inflatable slide

Air Ambulance inflatable slide

Climb on board BOB

Climb on board BOB

Testing skills on the Rifle Range

Testing skills on the Rifle Range

Open Day Dog Show

Open Day Dog Show

View through a stall

View through a stall

Pony Rides

Pony Rides

Time to leave, BOB bows out - quite literally!

Time to leave, BOB bows out – quite literally!

A big thank you to all our visitors and stall holders and the Hazeldene team who made it all possible. Our greatful thanks to the the work of the TV&CAA.

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Sheep Shearing Day

The sun was shining brightly on the farm and the day grew hotter and hotter. Joe Hope and his team did a fantastic job and our sheep were very pleased to be rid of their thick woolly coats!

Sheep Shearing Day at Hazeldene Farm

Joe Hope and his sheep shearing team

Sheep Shearing Day at Hazeldene Farm

Sheep Shearing Day at Hazeldene Farm

Sheep Shearing Day at Hazeldene Farm

Sheep Shearing Day at Hazeldene Farm

Sheep Shearing Day at Hazeldene Farm

Sheep Shearing Day at Hazeldene Farm

Sheep Shearing Day at Hazeldene Farm

Sheep Shearing Day at Hazeldene Farm

Sheep Shearing Day at Hazeldene Farm

Sheep Shearing Day at Hazeldene Farm

Sheep Shearing Day at Hazeldene Farm

Sheep Shearing Day at Hazeldene Farm

Sheep Shearing Day at Hazeldene Farm

Sheep Shearing Day at Hazeldene Farm

We also had demonstration of the wonderful things that can be done with wool fibres.

Barbara Weeks making felt

Barbara Weeks making felt

Barbara Weeks was there showing us how she makes felt. She had some beautiful samples of her work and showed us the different effects of the various types of wool. You can see more of her work on her website barbaraweeks.com

Fibre Art by Sue Forey

Fibre Art by Sue Forey

Some of Sue Forey’s amazing pictures made from fibre. See more of her work on Sue Forey’s Blog

Bucks Guild of Weavers, Spinner and Dyers

Bucks Guild of Weavers, Spinner and Dyers

The ladies from the Buckinghamshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers were demonstrating spinning and weaving. Find out more about them on their webpage.

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May Food and Craft Market

Our first Food and Craft Market was a lovely day with plenty going on. Lots of stall holders with interesting, tasty and varied wares and demonstrations. The lambs and piglets were still in the stalls and even a barn owl stole the moment.

A big thank you to all who came along and all who took part.

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Lambing Weekend – 21/22 April

We had a lovely sunny weekend with lots of visitors. Thank you all for coming along. Our lambs and piglets were the special attraction but many also enjoyed a walk around the farm. The Lop Eared Pig ran a fabulous and very popular barbeque.

Lambing Weekend at Hazeldene Farm

Lambing Weekend at Hazeldene Farm

Maa-Maa and Baa-Baa

Maa-Maa and Baa-Baa!

Two new lambs

Two new lambs taking in the world

Cozy piglets at Hazeldene Farm

Cozy piglets at Hazeldene Farm

Hazeldene Farm tour

Hazeldene Farm Walk

Hazeldene Farm Walk

Meeting the Piglets

 

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