Farmers Blog

July News 2017

Tuesday July 4th 2017

 

What a fantastic month we’ve had on the farm. We started proceedings with Open Farm Sunday. The sun shone! Families went stream dipping, on story walks, made elderflower fritters over an open fire and much more. It’s really important that we learn where our food comes from and what journey it makes to get to our plate.

 

We have four new Oxford sandy and black weaners. Currently they are next door neighbours to our chickens and seem to be getting along perfectly.  Andy and Helen also went off to meet various bulls and came home with their top choice. He’s somewhat vertically challenged so we are all rooting for him here on the farm. We may have to make him a platform…!

 

The sheep have all been sheared and thankfully just before the really hot weather. They look so peculiar in the fields now, but definitely happier.

 

Our first pop-up dining experience not only sold out but was immensely enjoyed. The curries were delicious and the pudding tingled our taste buds. We are going to hold an event again in August...follow us on facebook to find out.

 

July is looking set to be a busy month again. D’arts Festival (8th and 9th July) returns to the farm for it’s third year running.  It’s a music festival set within a safe environment for people with learning disabilities, theirs friends, families and carers.  For more info email diversity.arts10@googlemail.com. The following weekend is our annual Barn Dance which we are looking forward to more than ever.We’ll have BBQ, bar and activities for the family.  Booking is essential on this one so please do get in touch.

 

Our freezers are full of sausages, burgers and other delights to go on the BBQ. We will have fresh meat starting 13th July.