As I sit and begin this months blog, I’m unsure where February has gone?! However, I am reeling in delight as the Daffodils start to bloom in the Chilly Cow garden; it is a sure fire sign that summer is on it’s way.
We have of course, been planning our ascent to summer for sometime, whilst others think of Christmas we begin our planning for next season shows and events of which we now have 17 provisional bookings and of course new flavours. Talking of flavours we have in the last week released our very limited edition “Prosecco and Raspberry” available only from the Chilly Cow farm shop it has proven popular as out of the first batch made only two lonely pots remain! Time for another run I think!
We also had our debut on BBC One Wales with the lovely Gareth Wyn Jones… it proved to be a popular series with lots of fantastic feedback from the public; we aired on episode three and if you still haven’t seen it you can catch it on BBC iPlayer Sadly the only look I had was with a dodgy hair net…Oh Well :0)
My picture has also been popping up around Denbighshire in the promotion of March for Business – a series of events designed to help small businesses in a variety of areas. A total of 17 workshops are taking place over the month and the majority are free; an excellent way to get help and advice – having been part of it last year, I benefited from excellent advice and even met new customers meaning more business for Chilly Cow. I’m looking forward to attending a few more events this year. You can find out more here if you are interested in attending.
Our local area and the businesses in it are something that is really important to me and to the staff at Chilly Cow; currently a Denbighshire Tourism Ambassador, I feel it’s really important to share the love of everything we have to offer in our magnificent county. I have recently been invited to take part in the Denbighshire Destination Management Plan with Denbighshire County Council. It is so important to make sure we have the right things in place for all visitors near and far to enjoy every inch that they see, I look forward to future meetings and getting more involved and as if I didn’t have enough going on, I also signed up to Keep Wales Tidy and volunteered on my first litter pick, concentrating on the road between Chilly Cow and Gables Farm towards Llandyrnog – as a group we were shocked at how much rubbish we found and in the mile and a half stretch we covered we filled 4 bin bags, we really must think more about our waste and what we do with it – we must treasure our beautiful countryside.
As I write this, we have news hot off the press for the future of Chilly Cow. We have always wanted to expand what we do from the farm and we thank our wonderful customers who visit us regularly to purchase a tub or two. From around Easter time ( ish) we will be offering a more welcoming seating area with our wonderful views and a small ice cream parlour where you will be able to enjoy an ice cream scooped fresh from the freezer on a cone of your choice, delicious local coffee and tea, sundaes, waffles, smoothies… the list goes on and on… keep an eye on our facebook and blog for more details as they happen and look out for the all important launch date… we are so excited! Eeeeek The Cow Shed will soon be open for business!
Look we have already been practicing!!
Until next time, enjoy your ice cream!!