We have winners!

The winners with their eggs

Easter weekend passed in a flurry of sun, showers and egg-related activities. It was great to open the house again to our Tudors and the visitors and to see the place alive with activity.

Is there anything better than seeing lambs racing around in a gang on the lawns; smelling bread being freshly baked in the bakery; sweetmeats from the kitchen; hearing the soft sounds of lute and pipe and teams racing round clutching their yellow quiz sheets with a big smile on their face (or frown of consternation!?) I think not...

Who will beat the Wilsons?

The Great Easter quiz proved as testing as ever. But we had some high scores from those that persevered.

Congratulations to our winners the Wilson Family who beat second placed Team Wadsworth by just 11 points with a winning score of 257. In third place were Felicity and Martin Gore, with 232 points, and fourth equal with 200 were Richard Hines and Carrie Ross. Here is a picture of the winners with their eggs.

The question now is can anyone stop the Wilson's winning streak?

Children's Easter Egg Hunt and colouring competition

We had plenty of entries for the children's easter egg hunt, scouring the grounds to find our large wooden eggs. However only one ten year-old managed to solve the code that they provided, but as she is the grand-daughter of owner Patrick Phillips we think she must have had a genetic advantage to the crafty workings of his mind! We've decided to award the egg to a local children's hospice.

Our egg colouring competition, for designs to be painted onto the large wooden eggs for next year's egg hunt, was a huge success. We've had such great designs that we're going to use 10 of them to decorate the eggs. We'll post some of the winning designs to facebook soon.

Lambing live

One of our cross-breed ewes decided to give birth on Sunday infront of a huge crowd of visitors. We decided she must be having triplets as her belly looked to huge, but in the end, after much struggling from the mother, just one mammouth lamb came out. See photos on facebook showing how much bigger he is than week-old counterparts.

Next bank-holiday

Our next big weekend event is over the May Day bank holiday which is one of the liveliest, noisiest and most popular weekends of the year. We'll bring you more about that in another post.

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