Parkend was flooded over the weekend and at one point 3 of the 4 roads out of the village were closed. All clear now and water levels receding. The River Wye is now badly affected and our thoughts are with our neighbours as they deal with this dangerous situation.
From 13th - 22nd September 2019.
Explore the rich heritage of the Forest of Dean buildings to visit and special events all over the area.https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/…/laa/Forest%20of%20Dean
It is with very heavy hearts that we have to say that the beautiful and much loved Izzy has left us.
She really was a superhost to all our guests at Castlemain Mill and took on the role in the most friendly, calming and conscientious manner, especially if this meant visiting the cottages when the bacon was cooking or toast being made. Somehow the evening tv sessions were always preferable in the cottage with her friends than in the house.
She loved the forest, her garden and the interaction with people and nature and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
When boarproof fencing doesn't work because they are too small and can get under it!!
Humbugs eating the bird food crumbs after the Greater Spotted Woodpecker had been in.
Castlemain Mill, Parkend
Spring has arrived and the plum trees are all in blossom. Hopefully the frost will stay away so that we get a good harvest for our much loved Blaisdon Plum Jam.
Izzy also loves the sunny weather.