I was walking in the area yesterday, and found a nice path running along a low ridge which led straight to the jam factory, only it was not so simple to negotiate the gate a few hundred yards above the farm. Although on a public right of way, it was completely blocked with barbed wire and brambles. How I got over it I don't know as at one point I feared for life and limb! However I got to the farm, and found the shop, and indeed the whole place, deserted. (It was the Easter holidays!) I selected a jar of jam and took it to the deserted café. I was greeted with "where did you come from?". After I had paid for it, I asked about the blocked footpath, and received a very strange response. She clearly did not want to talk about it, though did admit that she knew about it but did not know why the path was blocked. Then I was virtually marched out of the café and all further attempts at conversation were ignored. How unfriendly and rude can one get? And what is going on? What a way to run a business! Obviously I did not bother with afternoon tea, and neither am I going back on regular visits as I had fondly hoped to do, being fairly local. A great shame really, as it could all be so pleasant.