Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, we were unable to welcome visitors in person for the LEAF Open Farm Sunday on 7th June. The show must go on therefore we went virtual and were delighted to be joined by 8,000 people across the world live on Facebook. Open Farm Sunday is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover what it means to be a farmer. The day focusses on the fabulous work farmers do producing our food, enhancing the countryside and all the goods and services they provide. Jake our farm manager gave viewers a tour of the Overbury sheep as well as a chance to view the grain store, farm machinery and products such as cereal and beer which is made from the grain we produce here at Overbury.
Jake also introduced viewers to Richard and Rhona from Foragers Bee and Honey Co who have their hives here at Overbury. Richard and Rhona aim to work with nature and manage honey bees in a sustainable way as well as educate and encourage the wider community to protect the bees. You can purchase their award winning honey from many small retailers in the local area.
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We do have a couple of joints of Overbury lamb for sale for your freezer, please do be in touch with the estate office for details. Alternatively, you can find our lamb for sale at Teddington Stores.
The Estate Office remains closed to visitors and the staff continue their efforts to adhere to social distancing. We are seeing an active number of property enquiries as we emerge from the Coronavirus. Many people are looking to move to the countryside as they have managed to effectively work from home and do not necessarily need to be based in the city. Overbury is positioned perfectly for those wishing to make the move to the countryside as not only does it provide a beautiful setting, we also have lightning speed broadband and once safe again, a hot desking space at The Old Village Shop. Please do keep an eye on the website for properties available to rent.
Following the Governments advice, we are so delighted to welcome back more children to Overbury Grasshoppers. The children were very happy about returning to nursery and to see their friends and the staff. The nursery has made many improvements including the addition of a large straw bale and a large hollow log to the outdoor play area, both of which perfect for hide and seek.
Sally and her team continue to focus on educating the children about farming, the countryside and the environment. The nursery is also cooking their own seasonal, fresh lunches which the children have loved.
We are so thankful to all parents and staff for following the guidelines that we have set out and for being so understanding as we continue to embark on the reopening process following lockdown.