June 2014 Newsletter


It’s “Hello Phil and Cheryl” and “Goodbye Nick and Ana” !
We’re delighted to announce that the mill has new owners ! Phil and Cheryl Harrison take over from Nick and Ana Jones at close of business on Monday 16th June. You’ll be pleased to know that it’s business as usual and we’re working together to ensure the handover is as smooth and seamless as possible !
Phil and Cheryl have been farming in Cheshire and have moved from a farmhouse which dates back to Roman times, so they have a strong appreciation of historic buildings and traditions. Cheryl has been a maths teacher so is definitely well placed to keep the figures in order. They are bringing their dogs Fred, a Labrador, and Jessie, a Welsh Collie, and, soon, they will be joined by their horses. The hens and ducks are all staying at the mill. Nick and Ana, along with Ana’s sheep and Baker the cat are moving near to Seahouses in Northumberland where Ana has family connections going back over a century (her great grandfather farmed near Bamburgh). They’ll be near their eldest daughter Harvest, son-in-law Dave, grandson Rowan (10) and granddaughter Poppy (8) who run wonderful holiday cottages at Laverock Law just inland from Holy Island www.laverocklawcottages.co.uk. They will also be closer to Edinburgh where youngest daughter, artist Kittie Jones lives. See her beautiful prints of British birds at www.kittiejones.com. If you would like to keep in touch Nick’s email contact is
nicolasjbjones@gmail.com and Ana’s is
Taste Cumbria Awards
We’re thrilled to be finalists. The winner is to be announced at a special dinner in Kendal on 17th June. Sally and Caroline from the tearoom are going, so fingers Xd !
You may have read that Spelt is in short supply, apparently because everyone wants it after Sir Cliff Richard said it helped him keep his youthful good looks ! You’ll be pleased to know that we have a good stock, grown to Biodynamic standards in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.
This is a shorter than usual Newsletter. As you can imagine there is lots to do. Keep in touch on the website and on our Facebook page.