See us on Gardener’s World

Our garden and Natural Pool in winter on BBC Gardener’s World, episode 31, with Adam Frost, Friday 27th October.

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Ellicar Gardens, Gringley on the Hill

Friday 1 December 2017

10am - 12.30pm

Ebony's Calf

Giles and boys cb11th April 2013

Ebony finally gave birth tonight to a strong little boy calf- Giles. He has a white face and one black eye patch. Giles is suckling already and less than an hour old.

Gloria is watching him curiously from the pen next door- she has been waiting for a little friend to play with for ages. Gloria plays hide and seek in piles of hay, sucks water from the hose pipe and has a riot every evening with William when he cleans them out. She is such a bright little calf. Such a relief Ebony has finally calved- we were beginning to wonder if she was just really fat. 

Now we can put the cows out in the field for summer. Agnes the pig is going to need a new friend though- she has enjoyed being in the barn all winter next door to Ebony, sharing hay. I have got an idea to make a pen for her in a patch of woodland next to the cow field and adjacent to the Winter Garden -then she will get to see us all, and can root up the wood for me and clear up the weeds and brambles.