Shrove Tuesday – or Pancake Day, as many of us know it – is something we celebrate with great enthusiasm on the farm. But for me, this Tuesday is also an opportunity to reflect on the origins and meaning behind the celebration.
Since launching our first Haybarn spa in the Cotswolds, my aim has always been to focus the treatments and classes we offer around healing. From soothing massages and cleansing facials to restorative pilates and meditation classes, our spas are sanctuaries of calm – places to nourish and restore your well-being holistically.
Sustainable consumption applies to so many areas of our lives, but for me, I think it is meat that is one of the most troubling areas. ‘Eat meat, but eat less, and of a higher quality’ has always been my view, but for many people, poorly produced meat is a daily staple, consumed each day with little thought for the detrimental impact on our health, our animals or our planet.
I am delighted to share our new eBook for January, which brings together wellbeing philosophies from our organic farm at Daylesford, and the holistic Haybarn Spa at Bamford.
I am incredibly proud of the fact that Daylesford is one of the most sustainable farms in the country. Since the very beginning we have set out to farm, grow, produce and sell food according to sustainable principles and every year we learn new ways to work in harmony with nature and get one step closer to our ultimate goal of being 100% self sufficient.
Daylesford Discusses is a series of events held every other month where we bring together a panel of experts to highlight and debate a variety of issues around food, health, well-being, sustainability, balance and conscious choices.
Bullshot is a close cousin of the much loved Bloody Mary, but this hot savoury drink is often overlooked.
This year we shall be celebrating our 15th Christmas at the farm and when I look back I am immensely proud of not only how far we have come, but also how some things have not changed at all.
I have practiced yoga and meditation since I was very young – for me there is no better way to prepare the body and the mind for the day ahead.
Cocktails enjoyed with friends by a roaring fire are one of the delights of Christmas and this year The Wild Rabbit has come up with a special menu of festive cocktails. Here our head barman shares some of his favourite festive cocktail recipes for you to recreate at home.
The joy of this recipe is the subtle sweetness that comes through with the addition of apple and gentle spices. The probiotic properties will offer a much needed digestive aid after times of indulgence.
Field and Farm Notes: Reflections On The Past Year At Daylesford Farm By Our Resident Environmental Scientist Tim Field
We have always had bees on the farm but 2017 was a real success story. Our Head Stockman, a member of the gardening team and I took over responsibility of the beehives at Daylesford. We began training by intensively studying all the nuances of caring for our essential pollinators and generous honey-providers. They say you can’t learn everything there is to know about bees in a lifetime, but our new beekeepers are up for the challenge!