The Warren Farm family

There’s quite a large wider Warren Farm family, but the core team is quite small:

Jane is the permanent fixture at the farm, holding the fort all year round.She loves to work in the garden growing delicious fruit and veg – though lawn mowing is much less appealing. In between showing off her growing & sowing skills, she does quite a bit of DIY (though she is not as skilled as H).

Jane is rubbish at cooking, but a dab hand at preparing all the vegetables she grows,  loading the dishwasher and all those other chores that keep the kitchen going.

H only gets to help out at the farm part-time at the moment, with paid work getting in the way far too often, but someone has to pay the bills!She’s very much looking forward to opening up more & more of the farm to visitors, particularly the coffee bar, but in the meantime has to make do with baking her socks off for Volunteer Weekends. If you haven’t put on a pound or two during your stay, even with all the hard work, she’d feel like she’d failed you
Minnie is a tan and white terrier. She is a rescue dog and still shows some signs of her early mistreatment, initially barking loudly at visitors and then becoming super-friendly. Don’t be at all surprised if she gives you a fierce-sounding welcome but, as soon as you’ve said hello to her, decides that you are inseparable buddies.
She also loves the beach and it’s hard to get her out of the water: she’s happy to swim round for ages – perhaps we ought to try her with a surfboard sometime? She has a few other tricks up her sleeve, too: she likes to take bones & treats off to bury them in secret locations, and is good at impressions, occasionally doing Elvis, but specialising in acting like a meerkat at the slightest provocation.
Merlin is our big, cuddly Siamese cross with china blue crossed-eyes cat who loves people. Despite being a great teddy bear and having cross-eyes (which you would think would hinder him) he’s an excellent hunter and often leaves ‘presents’ for us – delightful! Lastly there’s Tobit, who thinks he’s a miniature panther, stalking around the place like he owns it. Whilst he’s normally a bit of a thug and it’s best not to try and pick him up, he does have his friendly moments and can purr with the best of them.
And as for the neighbours! With all the badgers, foxes, squirrels, bats, buzzards, swallows in the spring and summer, murmurations of starlings, pheasants, lots of the common wild birds and last, but not least, grey seals off the nearby cliffs, it’s hard not to realise just how busy the countryside really is.

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