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Spring has Sprung March 2014

Blog  March 2014

What a beautiful week it has been! The sun has been out and the garden is looking, well frankly, a disgrace! A plan of attack was necessary so I have enlisted a couple of enthusiastic volunteers, Freddie & Freya and together with a wheelbarrow, a toy pram and Woody we have set to work.

I think it has literally been 6 months since I set foot in the walled garden so the entire place is looking somewhat neglected. Even the weeds have stopped growing due to a lack of audience!

Shed loads of progress...

Well Spring is in the air and the first daffodils have appeared at St Andrews Country Cabins. It has been a mild winter but nonetheless it is always a welcome relief when the first colours of spring arrive. Another new arrival on the farm is our shed. I have to say I wouldn't normally get excited by such a structure but as far as sheds go this is quite a handsome construction. The girls that keep their horses at the livery are more than delighted as the shed will also house a nice new loo for them!

Reassuringly Positive Comments - Quality Really Does Count

The following email was received from a guest who has just booked to stay at St Andrews Country Cabins..

 

"We are very much looking forward to our stay with you. The website is excellent and the cabins and the surrounding area look quite stunning. We did alot of research prior to booking and we can safely say that the reviews we read were the best of any lodges/cabins and also the presentation of your website sold it to us".

 

Wildlife & Woodlands

 

The fruit trees in Willies Wood were a disaster this year due to the lack of sun. The usual merry procession of fruit gathers from the village failed to materialise apart from  the occasional lonely sole.

News from Cuplahills Farm

Harvest was eventually gathered, dried, stored and much has been sold. As expected crop yields were well back on average. Our wheat yields were 35% lower than normal and spring barley and winter oilseed rape were both 20% lower. In reality we actually faired not too badly, as many others suffered significantly greater yield and quality penalties and in some cases failed to harvest crops. The higher market prices have helped to soften the effect of the lower yields.

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Eco Cabins Work in Harmony with Nature at Family Farm in St Andrews

 

Cuplahills Farm is located on a hillside just 10 minutes outside St Andrews in Fife. The farm extends to 320ac of predominantly arable ground. I strive to farm in harmony with the countryside, developing new habitats and enhancing existing ones.

Wildlife News from St Andrews

Wildlife margins, newly planted hedges, wild bird cover and species rich grasslands all help towards maintaining and enhancing the ecology of the farm. The benefit to wildlife is evident from the increasing populations of red deer, brown hare, red squirrel, and farmland birds, which have been in decline in past decades. In late summer the woodlands are in full fruit with bountiful cherry, damson and hazel nut trees, helping to sustain our bird population and local ramblers!

 

News from the Farmer

The 2011/12 farming year has been a tricky one to say the least. The unprecedented rainfall and lack of sunshine and warmth has meant that crops are remaining very lush and taking a long time to start to ripen. Crops may be a harvest at least a month later than normal. Fortunately grain, oilseed and pulse prices are strong and so if we can get the harvest off the ground the year may not turn out to be too bad after all.

 

What Makes an Eco Cabin?

Both cabins, each of which sleeps 6, are designed with the environment in mind and have living sedum roofs, solar thermal panels, internal heat exchangers and super insulated walls.  Although the cabins are nestled on a peaceful hillside, next to our woodland, their location makes them within easy access of St Andrews, Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh.

 

Introducing St Andrews Country Cabins

Our two eco-cabins are new to Cuplahills Farm for summer 2012. We are a working family farm, on a hilltop just outside St Andrews. The idea for this farm diversification project was conceived in 2009 as a means of creating a more sustainable family business. At Cuplahills, we strive to run a successful farm whilst working in harmony with the countryside.

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