One of the greatest things I was told in all the eight years of running Middle Farm was how a couple had enjoyed talking with one another again. The mobile didn't ping constantly with notifications, they could get messages on their terms and not the instant it was sent. They talked uninterrupted over their meals, they played backgammon every evening and even completed a 1500 piece jigsaw puzzle. They made time to walk, relax and enjoy each others conversation leaving Middle Farm, like many of our guest with their shoulders visibly more relaxed. Although we are not on holiday living at Middle Farm, (in fact it's regular hard graft!) through our guests we are reminded daily of the privilege it is to live here. With a back ground in sales rather than farming I'm also learning new things every day and continuing to evolve surrounded by cottages, pigs, chickens, sheep, veg patches and my two kids. It is one of the greatest pleasures to work and raise children in this environment.
A couple of years ago I also wrote a book called 'Doing It In Wellies' which is available through Middle Farm Press More recently I started a bi-monthly column in The Country Smallholding Magazine written as a diary of the goings on at Middle Farm.
We hope that you will enjoy staying here and experiencing a bit of peace and quiet with us in the hills of Shropshire.