Jersey cow licking lips
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Our day at the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show

Written by Beth Bright

It was cloudy but the crowds came flocking. We arrived early (it all began at 5.15am) and were soon enjoying music from the Gillingham Imperial Silver band, not

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John Bright prize rosettes
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The heat was on. Cattistock Countryside Show

Written by Beth Bright

Sunday August 5th turned out to be yet another scorcher with the temperature rising early in the day, but we were determined to keep our cool at our

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lamb looking cute
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Showtime! Cattistock Show August 5

Written by Beth Bright

Make your Sunday special with a visit to the Cattistock Show – we’ll be there too with everything from rabbit hutches to hen houses so pop along and

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Walditch field and outbuildings in summer
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Come rain or shine

Written by Beth Bright

It’s been a summer of records. Not only did we make it through the penalty shoot out in Russia but back home we’ve endured temperatures and drought echoing

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fudge brownie cakes
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Coffee morning 20 July for Weldmar Hospicecare

Written by Beth Bright

Coffee, cake & fundraising We are hosting a Coffee Morning in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare, supporting Jim and Carol Pitcher who are fundraising by trekking around

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Tiny workman with screw and wheelbarrow
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Microtools. A major must have

Written by Beth Bright

Small, cute and incredibly useful, microtools get the job done, big time. Don’t be fooled by their size, these tools pack a punch. Tight space? Think small Steel blades and

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Texel sheep in field
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NFU evening. Oh what a night

Written by Beth Bright

We were honoured to host a National Farmers’ Union (NFU) evening recently at the countrystore which included a trip to see our hayfields and flock of

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private bench seat
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Are you sitting comfortably?

Written by Beth Bright

It’s the summer solstice, it’s hot and it’s the World Cup. All reasons to pull up a chair and relax. We have a range of wooden

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Happy Father's Day message on wooden board
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Make his Father’s Day with a He Shed

Written by Beth Bright

It’s time to celebrate the man in your life. The one who loves you unconditionally even when you scratched his car, didn’t walk the dog and

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Metal gate made from gardening tools
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The right tools for the job

Written by Beth Bright

It’s every gardener’s frustration. You’ve just dug a hole and suddenly the trowel handle snaps. Or the spade. Or those secateurs don’t lock shut anymore. Your planting plans are scuppered

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sunflower
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Make it a summerhouse summer

Written by Beth Bright

Things are hotting up. Now June and summer have finally arrived, it’s time to eat al fresco, enjoy the garden and make the most of the longest

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Women with backpacks on holiday
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Bank Holiday weekend

Written by Beth Bright

The weekend began early with one of the most famous gardeners in the world visiting Bridport: Prince Charles. He came to the recently renovated Literary & Scientific

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