Reared here on the farm, professionally butchered & packaged for us by local butchers and labelled here, we deliver direct to your door in our veni-van across Lincolnshire, fresh venison is also available for delivery nationwide!More
January 2023 at Stourton
New Year, fresh start…
Kiln Dried Logs & Recycled Coffee Logs
With the Christmas break and recent cold weather we’ve had a bit of a rush on our kiln dried logs so we’re currently working to a lead time of 1-2 weeks from placing your order to receiving your delivery – so please don’t let your log stocks run too low as we only have so many days in the week to make log deliveries!
***NEW PRODUCT ALERT – COFFEE LOGS ARE HERE***
We also have a great new product in stock that complements our kiln dried logs really nicely… recycled Coffee Logs. These are, as the name suggests, made from used coffee beans collected from UK coffee shops and made into logs.
They kick out some serious heat and we have found that they are great for getting your log burner hot quickly before putting on a log or two to keep it going steadily. You can order them for delivery with any other bagged product for home delivery within 20 miles of LN9 5PB here.
Stourton Woods Events 2023
We are delighted to welcome back Julie Pounds to work with us again, not only managing weddings on the estate but also co-ordinating a calendar of monthly events starting in the Spring of this year.
We can now announce the dates of these events, more details will follow in future newsletters as well as on our website but we are really looking forward to a full calendar of larger events as follows, starting in April:
- Thursday 20th April 2023 – Lincoln Orienteering Group Spring Series
- Sunday 23rd April 2023 – Focus Rides Mountain Bike Race
- Sunday 7th May 2023 – The Lincolnshire Makers Spring Artisan Market
- May 2023 – date TBC – Charity Cream Tea Event raising money for the Air Ambulance
- Wednesday 31st May & Wednesday 7th June at 8pm – Guided night walks with Geoff Newmarch as part of the Lincs Wolds Outdoor Festival
- Sunday 11th June 2023 – Picnic in the Woods & Camping Weekend
- End of July and Early August 2023 (weekends) – Sunflower Trail Experience
- Date TBC – Autumn Firewood Sale – more details to follow
- Sunday 17th September 2023 – The Lincolnshire Makers Autumn Artisan Market
- 2nd – 5th November 2023 – Our Enchanted Lights event
Weddings at Stourton – We’re taking bookings for 2024 and beyond
We are taking bookings for 2024 and beyond. We offer a truly unique wedding experience where you can use our infrastructure to build a magical day that is totally personal to you. Using our safari tent, nestled in our arboretum as your day’s base makes for a very special day. You will work with our events coordinator Julie Pounds who will help you to plan and organise your special day.
We have lots of lovely, healthy, home grown venison in stock for you to enjoy from succulent steaks to slow cooked warming casseroles.
To place your order please phone Tina in the farm office on 01507 578236 from Mon- Thurs 9-4 and she’ll be happy to advise on current cuts in stock and arrange a time for you to collect or FREE delivery if you order any bagged product within 20 mils of LN9 5PB.
Part of our long-term plan is to restore the estate and parkland closer to what it was when the Old Hall was occupied in the late 1800’s. During this time the sweeping park lands would have extended much further into the woodland at the tail end of the lakes that was subsequently planted by the Forestry Commission in the 1960’s. We gained permission to fell this woodland as part of our 5 year Forestry Management Plan and have been carefully taking trees out a little at time, as well as planting new trees across the estate.
Over the last 3 weeks Antony has been putting his updated chainsaw skills to good use and has felled a further ‘chunk’ of woodland so that this area can be re-established as parkland. This timber will be chipped and graded creating our wood chip & play chip supplies ready for the spring landscaping projects that you might have in store…
On the Farm
We are very much in winter mode on the farm. There is the usual tidying up, fence mending and hedge trimming going on. We are also taking the opportunity of the slow season to update our staff’s training.
We can hardly believe it but our original 30 hinds who sprung off the lorry in May 2012 are now over 12 years old! With this is mind we have been keeping a close eye on this herd to make sure that they are still fit & healthy. We have noticed that one or two have lost teeth and struggle to eat enough with the larger group so they are being hand fed separately to ensure they stay strong.
Some of our original hinds have also stopped producing calves and so to keep our breeding hind numbers we have brought in 20 new hinds to supplement our herds. These ladies arrived in early January and, as you can see in the video below, some were a little shy in leaving the trailer, however they soon settled into their new surroundings. For the first day they were in their own enclosure, taking in the lie of the land. On day 2 they met the more established hinds. Despite some initial shyness on behalf of the new arrivals, by the end of the third day they were all munching their sileage together and becoming firm friends!
Thank you very much for taking the time to read our posts. We hope to see you at one of our events in 2023 and/or when we deliver some of our products to you.
Antony & Helen