L-R David, Amanda and Joe....and large sundial, very large sundial.
Houghton Hall.....you see Caxton attracts a better class of stalker...
only joking, David is the Farm Manager here.
We arrived and were fed copious amounts of cakes and goodies and pots of tea and then whisked off for a tour of the Houghton Hall estate farm. This is a mixed farm, arable and livestock, which is farmed organically - "The way forward...." to quote someone David.
Long Horns, the cattle of choice on the estate
Special Houghton Hall deer, white Fallow deer
Three Fawns in a ...
I am 'aving a wallow.., free range pork production
More white fallows
After our tour and when David had to dash off to check on the barley that was in his grain dryer, Amanda, Joe and I got talking narrowboats. In a few years time when they are able to retire the aim is to adopt the ditch crawling liveaboard life of a narrowboater and they are seriously doing a lot of research and refining of their ideas for their prospective boat.
We had a lovely visit and until next time, thank you both.