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Tractors, classic cars and caravans

Tin Box had a taste of the agricultural life last weekend. 

We were staying at Ramley Farm near Lymington in the New Forest, where tractors were a regular sight during our two day stay. The landowner was busy cutting and baling silage using some very impressive machinery that had us fascinated.

A tactor on Ramley Farm
The view from Tin Box’s window

 In fact, there was plenty to ogle at Ramley.


In the barn closest to our rally field was a small part of the farmer’s collection of classic cars. Bear with me auto-phobes…there was everything from an Alvis to a Triumph Stag. Mr TB was in his element.

A vintage Jeep parked in the barn at Ramley Farm
Eye candy for Mr TB

 The weather was ideal for lounging about and enjoying a few barbecues. We made sure we had time for that, but also made a point of popping into Lymington for the Saturday Market. Stall holders range from New Forest butchers and small artisan food businesses, to wood carvers and photographers. Down at the quay side Tin Box Tot enjoyed looking at the ‘dohs’ – that’s birds to you and me.

Baby Tin Box looking at seagulls at Lymington Quay
What a lot of ‘dohs’ at Lymington Quay


We also made a trip a few miles down the road to Milford-on-Sea where Tin Box Dog was able to take a dip in the sea. 

Mr Tin Box gets ready to throw a stick in the sea for Tin Box Dog
‘Throw it already’ 

While there, Tin Box Tot demanded a food stop, so we ordered a cream tea at the Needle Eye Cafe. It’s one of the few buildings close to the seafront that doesn’t appear to have been too badly damaged by the winter storms.

Back on the farm there was an opportunity to get together with our fellow ralliers for a barbie and natter into the evening.

Steaks and kebabs cook on a barbecue
Another low cal meal cooked by Mr TB


We left Ramley Farm a lot more relaxed, and tanned, than when we had arrived.

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