.... and in the village we are planning the Harvest Celebrations with extra special joy because the community in this tiny village can at last come together again after a long two year pandemic embargo.
For centuries a havest supper has been a traditional highlight of the farming year. In the farming countryside, perhaps more than anywhere, the tradition is kept alive. One farm brings the butter, another the cream, the cheese and so on. And okay, we move with the times a little more now, but still lots of local produce, especially the cider!
A Centuries old Farming Tradition ~ The Harvest Celebration
Saturday 17th September
Harvest Readings and Hymns in our welcoming, and beautiful historic church – 6.30pm
Followed by a bountiful Harvest Supper with local cider and lots of puddings - 7.15 for 7.30pm
Supper tickets, £10 (only 75 tickets in all – buy now!) Children £5, under 5s, free.
Reservations and tickets 01805 625 776
Proceeds for paint and brushes to decorate the church
Local produce * Local Desserts * Winkleigh Cider
Before we come to harvest time though, here we are relishing the summer days and the lovely times they bring.
It is a time to also look back with gratitude to the things we were able to get done in the quieter months, to make everyones' stay that little bit even more extra special.
In between happy days in the garden and with the animals, plans are being made for more indoor action over the winter months.
sending warm regards to all our readers, Barbara, Barry and Laura.