Sorry I have not been blogging for a few weeks, things on the farm were crazy busy in October.
The big event being the Hop Tu Naa Open Day, amazing day thanks everyone.
£100 was donated to both Crossroads Care & Autism in Mann from our cake sale
After showing everybody the farm, it was then time for our annual family holiday. Phone off – book out and relax!
The weather was rainy, so H Boss and I have seen all the PG films that the Odeon Cinema had to offer! We discovered that on the back of our tickets there was 50% off pasta and pizza in the Italian down at the bottom of the escalator (we love an escalator), what more did the boys need. Oh and even better there was a shopping centre for the girls who then met us for tea (my treat!). Result.
We stayed in a ‘Hobbit House’ – at Townsend Farm
We tried out both the small earth covered house called – Mole Manor and the larger one Toad Hall. Both great – I personally think the extra money is worth it for the extra space, next time we go we will go for the bigger one.
It was lovely to sit down and chat with the family behind ‘Townsend Farm’, like us they do ‘really’ farm but have also diversified away from just farming to generate other sources of income from their asset.
We had a great Halloween night out with them where we discussed the things that worked and what didn’t, why, what we need to change what the ideas for the future were. Rachel and Sue also talked a lot about horses ☹ cant win them all!
Geoff was explaining to me how the houses were made from old shipping containers, all the wood was reclaimed from the farm, mainly the trees removed to clear the space to build the houses, so their ethos was very similar to our own.
I warned Sue and Geoff to expect more manxies to be travelling down to stay at their farm!
Now I am back on the farm it is back to business. On the 16 October I went with Rachel to listen to a speaker called Doug Avery , I was recommended his book by a friend then when I saw he was coming to the UK I had to book the tickets – https://www.fwi.co.uk/farm-life/health-and-wellbeing/8-tips-from-doug-avery-on-being-a-resilient-farmer
Before we can move forward we need you guys to help identify what we, the team at Ballakelly, stand for. Ballakelly needs you guys to help us identify our WHY, to do this you need to play the game. Simply select 10 values you consider Ballakelly to have:
Next week we will announce the 5 winning words that will form the core values for Ballakelly Farm!
Thanks in Advance