Our little scattering wood winter update.......
In the winter our soil is wet and cold and, as we are on a hill top, it feels quite chilly and damp and the farm never looks it's best.
In November 2018 we tried to do the last mow of the season, only to be held off several times because of rain. The long wet grass underfoot is no fun.
We now await the spring sunshine, when all the trees in the wood are re-staked, the memorial plaques scrubbed clean for another year and the mowing starts again! Also, our bench seats will have a new coat of wood seal.
This is a NATURAL scattering ground and, eventually, when the trees are big enough, the grass will be shaded out to be replaced with a proper woodland floor. I will then plant bluebells which will thrive in that environment. It will feel sheltered, as woodlands do, and not at the mercy of it's exposed hill top blustery position.
About the woodland scattering option
A beautiful fledgling wood with little paths mowed through it and benches for you to sit back on, reflect and enjoy the peace and quiet.You may scatter your pet's ashes here around the tree of your choice. A special tree marker plaque will be engraved with your own chosen wording. A final, permanent resting place in a completely natural setting.
In the summer you will hear Sky Larks singing high over head, they are a ground nesting bird who have always made their home here at Highfields. Very often a Hare suddenly bolts out of the long grass! You would never know it had been there.
The Memorial Wood Option with tree dedication costs £75
There are no annual fees thereafter.
Also available for pet's ashes you may already have and wish to lay to rest in a permanent natural setting.
Highfields Farm and the convent are private property. Memorial Wood is open to customers of the pet crematorium only, thank you.