Buriton Farms

Please help to avoid fires

Farmers are worried about fires in this extremely dry spell and hope parishioners can help - and avoid the risk of fires spreading to village homes and gardens.

With crops being tinder dry (and no sign of rain for the foreseeable future) it is feared that any spark could create a Buriton version of the Lancashire moor fires.

Bluebell Walk and Farm Tea at Bolinge Hill Farm

An opportunity for parishioners, family and friends to take a delightful guided stroll along farm paths not normally open to the public - and opportunities (weather permitting) to see thousands of bluebells and impressive Early Purple orchids.

Farm owner Susan Shone will also provide afternoon tea back at Bolinge Hill farmhouse where visitors will be able to wander around the gardens.

This event is for parishioners and families only.

"Love the Links" Day

Join a gaggle of villagers to help cut back some of the scrub and brambles followed by delicious coffee and cakes provided by Mrs Shone.

Due to wet weather in recent years and new regulations affecting farmers, Mrs Shone has been unable to keep the Links looking as beautiful as she would like.

She can't get any big equipment into the valley because of the slopes, she is no longer allowed to spray the weeds because of effects on the water supply in the stream and so the grass is not now attractive enough for her cattle to eat. She tried to encourage cattle into the Links from the northern end some time ago, but they refused to go as there was not enough to eat!

Can we help?

Local beef available NOW from Bolinge Hill Farm

Susan Shone has some of her delicious local beef available - particularly braising steak. 

Mrs Shone is one of a number of farmers in the parish of Buriton who now sell their produce directly to parishioners, family and friends.

All the beef comes fresh, butchered into portions and vacuum packed - ready for freezing. 

Susan currently has packs of braising steak (and a few other cuts) available.

Simply contact her via: susan.j.shone@btinternet.com or on 01730 264207 / 07977 224468. 

This happened in Buriton

We apologise for the shocking photograph - but maybe you can help stop this from happening again?

On the night of Wednesday 1st April or early in the morning of Thursday 2nd April a dog attacked a flock of sheep near to the village.

Six lambs were viciously attacked and three were killed.

One of the mums, who had tried to protect her lamb, was so badly bitten that she also had to be put down.

Bluebell Walk and Farm Tea at Bolinge Hill Farm

An opportunity for parishioners, family and friends to take a delightful guided stroll along farm paths not normally open to the public - and opportunities (weather permitting) to see thousands of bluebells and impressive Early Purple orchids.

Farm owner Susan Shone will also provide afternoon tea back at Bolinge Hill farmhouse where visitors will be able to wander around the gardens. 

 

This event is for parishioners and families only. Dogs are welcome on the walk – as long as they are kept on leads – but not in the garden for tea.