A Week on the Estate: New Buffs, Recycled Spirit & Looking Back
We’re making the best of life at South Ormsby Estate. A fine if sometimes bracing early spring is rewarding us with new life, new opportunities and plenty of hard work. We were also blessed with a magnificent array of golden daffodils at the Hall. Over the centuries, the Massingberd-Mundys planted many varieties and their legacy flowers for us every spring.
Our handsome Lincolnshire Buff chickens were pictured foraging in the Walled Garden on a fine, spring day. The Lincolnshire Buff is a variety of heavy, large fowl bred in large numbers on traditional farms in the county from the 1850s to the 1920s. When we helped the Lincolnshire Buff Poultry Society with its national census in the winter, our population stood at two hens, four pullets and two cockerels. If this week’s clutch of eggs is a guide, we may have some good news about the future of this heritage breed when the next census comes around.