A Face that only a Mother could love?!

    Pigeon squabs on their nest
    Pigeon squabs on their nest

    Earlier in the Spring, a pair of amorous pigeons were scouting around for a nesting site in the garden.  I understand that they mate for life, and in the past they have managed to create their nest, which often looks more like a ramshackle heap of sticks, on the top of a pergola amongst a purple wisteria.  This year, however Robert had given it a bit more of a thorough pruning, so they decided it was no longer suitable.

    Their next choice was in a pear tree growing against a wall, but they were knocking off so many leaves and baby pears that I decided they should be firmly 'discouraged'!  For a while, I didn't notice where they went, but Holly the dog soon let me know.  This year, the nest looks slightly less precarious (it even looks more like a nest!) on top of the fence under the white wisteria that looked so fabulous earlier in the year.  And it certainly looks like it needed to be strong with these two chubby little squabs (baby pigeons), and even Mum and Dad before I got a bit too close with the camera.  

    I think anyone would struggle to say they're beautiful, but I'm hoping that they work out how to fly pretty quickly, or there might be a little terrier thinking that attractive or not, they'd make a nice tasty treat!

    Amy and Mark - 30th March 2019

    First of all we would like to start off by saying we had the most amazing Wedding Day, it was everything we'd dreamed and considering we did it all within 8 months, it was most certainly the best day of our lives so thank you very much for letting us have Harefield Barn for our special day. You were a wonderful help and always there via email or phone if ever we needed you and you allowed us to bring our friends and family to visit Harefield Barn on numerous occasions before the wedding so they could share the excitement with us so thank you for this, it was much appreciated.

    So where do we start with the venue; it was the most amazing and beautiful venue with incredible views and we were so lucky with the weather for our special day - it was the cherry on top. The venue has everything you need, from a room for the Bride and Bridal party to get ready in, to the bar with a cosy log burner built in (perfect for those winter/colder months). It has an outdoor fire pit which was also lovely for the evening of our wedding and lots of our guests were very happy to have had this. Harefield has all of the amenities you could possibly need and is the perfect location for a barn wedding. It's the perfect venue if you want a DIY wedding in a rustic, but modern place. Truly beautiful and we couldn't have wished for any better - the views are to die for 😊 The venue/surroundings had SOOO many compliments from all of our guests and everyone loved it just as much as we did! Debbie also has a lot of decorations on offer to hire which is very useful if there's anything you've forgotten. On every occasion we went to view the venue and on the weekend of our own wedding, it was always very clean and tidy and it has such a welcoming atmosphere. 

    I would recommend this venue to anyone, it is truly beautiful, with great owners and magnificent place to get married!

    Amy and Mark xx