It’s now week four of our lockdown, so how is life at Ednovean farm, now that Luxury Bed and Breakfast is most definitely “Orff”. Well, after a brief period of feeling redundant and superfluous to society’s needs, it’s surprising how the amount of work has expanded to fill the time available! They do say nature abhors a vacuum.
Lockdown projects to fill the days
As I mentioned in my last blog Spring sends her love letter to the World Charles had a partial knee replacement just before lock-down. His recovery has been spent working on his long cherished dream of building a potager within one of the empty rooms of the Italian Garden.
Two and a half tons of top soil has been barrowed to him through the gardens to organise in the raised beds.
I finally got the barrow journey down to seven minutes! Now all that is needed is a daily pilgrimage to check for new green shoots!
Finally the paths were finished with a “Corona virus economy” of chipped bark, rather than the planned gravel. The chips were left behind by the tree surgeons clearing electric wires on the farm and around the village so easily obtianed and free.
This equestrian life
Then there’s always our other life spent in the stables to keep us occupied. Danni or Danilon to give him his full name is our Pura Raza Espanola stallion. Well he has never looked so well this spring, basking in our nearly full attention.
Here’s a snapshot of his life!
Working in hand to improve his collection and suppleness
Danni’s days enjoying the countryside
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!” So Danni enjoys exploring the cornish countryside as much as I do.
Venturing out – the supermarket run
To start with each visit was spent peering glumly at the empty shelves and felt almost post apocalyptic. Now there appears to be an ordered calm, multi coloured tape on the floor and a nice man spraying my trolley with disinfectant before I use it.
It must be said that the village shop has come up trumps, delivering organic bread and local farm milk. I also spotted great butcher from St Just, who delivers local sausages to make Charles swoon. These locally made suasages will be added to our breakfast menu as soon as we are able to reopen our Dining Room.
Thursday night is clapping night
Our big night out tends to be clapping or the NHS each week. If we’re lucky the church bells ring in the village below and whoops and holoas ring around the valley. Somebody asked “Can Spud can clap?” So any cat-training tips to confound our social media fans would be very much appreciated!!
This week in the fourth week of our social shutdown my blog is an unashamed chat about life at Ednovean Farm. But isn’t it curious how we’ve started to chat to we people we’ve never met? Well to put it more precisely bellowing across at least a ten foot gap, that has now the social norm. I’ve enjoyed exchanging chatty e-mails, with friends and watched my inbox ready to enjoy their gossip in return.
Stay safe and well and we’ll see you soon!