As some of you will know we lost our dear son Geoff who used to write this blog with his lovely sense of humour and photos,with sudden cardiac arrest in June. We struggle to carry on & will be doing our best in 2019 .Our best wishes to you all, Liz & Pat

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Mrs P. Cooke
Great Prawls Farm
Stone-in-Oxney
Tenterden
Kent TN30 7HB

Telephone: 01797 270539
Mobile: 07770 788475
Email: info@prawls.co.uk

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The joys of Spring

April 14, 2015

Leaping Lamb
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Leaping Lamb
Mum standing guard!
Will I grow up to have a hair do like Mum?!

Lambing is in full swing now and the farm looks great. Everywhere you walk there are newborn lambs and right now, most of them are sunbathing - the weather has been terrific! The trees are just beginning to come into leaf and the Bluebells are also starting to look their best. Our guests in the cottages have been loving the farm trails and a variety of wildlife sightings have been reported : Woodpeckers can be heard drilling their holes in the Ghyll and a pair of Swans have nested and laid eggs in the Moats.

Our knowledge of Swans is not very extensive, so we did a bit of Googling... 'After the nest has been built, which typically takes 2-3 weeks, the egg laying process begins with an egg being laid every 12-24 hours. Once all the eggs have been laid, which can take 2-3 weeks, they will all be incubated (ie. sat on to start the growth process) at the same time, with hatching usually occurring 42 days (6 weeks) later.' So there you go, now you know! Hopefully if they dodge the predators we might be reporting back on a bevy of cygnets in 5 or 6 weeks.

Meanwhile, we've have had a really positive response to our new Facebook page and our regular ramblings on Twitter - its been fun spreading the word about our Holiday Cottages and the warm welcome we can offer people visiting Kent / East Sussex. We have a couple of odd weeks available in Tamworth and Meadow, now available as last minute specials, so why not tell your friends.