Hello! We are Andy and Joanne and we are second generation farmers.
Andy and his dad Jim had been running the 170 dairy herd for over 50 years but in 2020, it was decided that it was time to slow down and we took the decision to sell all the milking herd. We still have young stock and calves, sheep , hens and of course, our alpacas.
We started the glamping site in 2019 with just 2 yurts. In 2020, we decided to build our own shepherds huts, so that we could stay open all year round. We've never done anything like this before, so it was a steep learning curve.
Harry, our son is currently in New Zealand, working for an agricultural contractor, working on farms. He's due back home in June 2023.
Our daughter Lucy often helps with the glamping site and can usually be seen on the quad. She also works front of house for another glamping site too. She loves the outdoors and can often be seen sat in the fields around the farm reading or painting.
Finally there's George. You'll probably see him kicking a football around or bringing you wood on the quad. He has became Andy's right hand man and has learnt how to muck out/milk/ drive tractors and much much more!
I (Joanne) have a background in teaching and love working outdoors and I am looking forward to sharing our beautiful site with you.
You'll often hear Andy say that his cows have the best view in Lancashire from the 'cow palace'! and now you will too. The site boasts a panoramic view of the infamous Pendle Hill with the tale of the famous witches who once lived there.
Ask for a farm tour, Jim or Andy would love to have a chat- as long as you can speak farmer language!
Too full- brossen You and me- thee and me
Cow dung- muck
What are you up to? - Wat you agate wi?
What you clean up dung with- muck fork
Snack between meals- baggin