Mad march hares, the ides of march, mothers day.This is always a surprising time of the year, at the moment here at Crag House Farm on the North York Moors we have already heard the Curlew calling and the daffodils, bursting honeysuckle buds and hazel catkins are poised in splendour as I write.

Preparation is underway for the new picnic area for Dale View in the field above the barn. Just walk up the windy track to the top of the field and another stunning view is there for you to enjoy. We often see one or two of the beautiful white barn owls soaring low over these fields around us…breathtaking.

Spring sunshine flowers on a country Yorkshire lane

Daffodils and spring crocus line the ancient monks trod down to Crag House Farm

Phil and Tom prepare the ground


Another view that you will shortly be able to enjoy from Dale View Barn

The planned new picnic area..tested by a princess..passed with flying colours