Vera’s View – Freedom The theme for this month’s post is “Freedom”. After five months in flockdown Flora and me were finally set free at the end of April and are now free range again. While I enjoyed watching the comings and goings at the B&B and campsite from within my run, I much prefer
Introducing “Vera’s View” Tales of daily life from Vera the rescue chicken Who am I? Hi, my name is Vera and I spent the first 18 months of my life working flat out 24/7 laying eggs in a battery farm. I’m really a very intelligent and inquisitive girl so that lifestyle did not suit me
Do you like a hot shower when camping or do you prefer a dip in the river? We’ve been busy during the 2021/22 off-season improving our facilities both on the campsite and in the B&B. So new on the campsite for this season we’d like to show off our brand new shower block. Those of
Dartmoor Bluebell Woods The bluebell woods on Dartmoor at the beginning of May are nothing short of stunning. The best time to see them varies slightly from year to year. But from late April to mid-May you can normally find a lovely vibrant and fragrant patch of blue somewhere on the Moor. From the famous
We’ve been very busy during lockdown. Our latest project was to plant up a new orchard at the top of our camping field. Its got 12 apple trees, a good mix of eaters, cookers and cider apples plus 2 plums and a pear and closer to the house we’ve got two pears and a plum.
Two New Guests Take Up Residence This lunchtime we rescued two more ex-battery hens from the British Hen Welfare Trust collection point at South Zeal. These lucky hens are getting ready to start their new free range life in the relaxing surroundings. One laid an egg on the 20 minute ride home and the other
Kevin is a man usually addicted to his power tools….. …but at the beginning of August he decided to go on a scything course at Challacombe. This was organised through Moor Meadows, a group with the aim of restoring wild flower meadows on Dartmoor. At Wray Valley we are gradually restoring our hay meadow and are looking
Rescued Hen Update – 8 weeks after arrival Do you remember these sorry looking chickens that we picked up from the British Hen Welfare Trust on a very hot day at the end of June? Newly arrived hens looking sorry for themselves Well here they are 8 weeks later. hey have quickly adapted to their free
Campsite Breakfast in the Dartmoor Sunshine Our first campers, a group of climbers, arrived at our campsite near Lustleigh last Thursday. Here they are enjoying a leisurely fried breakfast in the lovely Devon sunshine, complete with eggs supplied by our hens. Later in the day they headed up to Lucky Tor further west on Dartmoor
Six new guests arrive to stay We picked up 6 ex-battery hens from the British Hen Welfare Trust on a hot day two weeks ago. They were initially very timid, pallid and a bit the worse for wear with lots of feathers missing. They have been gradually building up confidence and developing their individual characters.
Wray Valley Camping is Finally Open After a long delay due to COVID-19 we are finally able to open our campsite to campers who want a back to basics camping experience. We have no fancy showers with booked slots for you to use so as to ensure social distancing, instead we have lots of open
We moved in at the beginning of January but were a little too busy to get back to updating this website. Sorry! We have now almost got to grips with the water treatment system. Hurray! One room is decorated and available as B&B We repainted the bedroom corridor We’ve invested in a lawn tractor…. Meanwhile
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