Congleton, Yew Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast proves their marmalade is a cut above the rest.
Yew Tree Farm, North Rode is being toasted for its success in the eighth annual World’s Original Marmalade Awards after winning silver and commended awards.
Sheila Kidd from North Rode received one of the marmalade world’s most prestigious accolades for her Pink Grapefruit marmalade which she entered and scored high marks for its appearance, colour, consistency, aroma and flavour. Yew Tree Farm makes its own marmalade to serve to its guests.
Sheila Kidd said she was delighted to "shred" the competition with her Pink grapefruit marmalade. "We’re delighted to win this prestigious award. Our guests always say our marmalade is delicious and this is proof it is!"
Over 1,000 jars of marmalade from as far afield as Australia and the Philippines were sent by both artisan producers and amateur makers to the organisers for the quirkily British awards, held at Dalemain Mansion in the Lake District, for judging by a prestigious panel of marmalade experts.
Awards and Festival organizer Jane Hassell-McCosh said. "It’s wonderful that a growing number of people, particularly small artisan producers, are making their own marmalade, preserving one of our great British traditions." http://www.yewtreebb.co.uk/
Lamb watch springs into action
According to the BBC programme Lambing Live, more than 16 million lambs are born each year in the UK and some these many thousands are born on farm land belonging to Cheshire Farm Stay members - making these farms the perfect place to go for a short break and spot a new-born lamb for real, rather than watching on television.
Cheshire has some of the most stunning farmhouse bed and breakfasts, beautiful cottages and converted barns in the country and this Spring lambs will be skipping around the fields and chasing their own kind around in the sunshine (once the snow has gone!). Staying on a farm is the best place to spot the antics, children are especially welcome to learn more about lambing and the hard work that sheep farmers undertake every year in spring.
It's not just lambs though, Cheshire Farms have all manner of animals living on their farms from chickens to ducks, cows, ponies, goats, horses, farm dogs and even a Donkey!
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