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Looking ahead – the Cycle Ride is coming up!!!

Looking ahead – the Cycle Ride is coming up!!!

It is going to be a very busy year for the team with many more groups coming to enjoy the farm, learn from the animals and immerse themselves in the wild spaces around us. Please do keep an eye on …

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Mums and Daughters enjoy the farm

Ten of them came and spent a wonderful few days of quality time with each other. As well as working with the animals and walking on the moors, there were many deep discussions around relationships and the meaning of True …

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Wonderful Work Party

A select few came once again and blessed us all here at the farm with energy, enthusiasm and muscle power! As always the list of tasks was long but they stuck at it and produced plenty of fire wood stacked …

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Let it Snow, let it snow

For 5 days at the end of January we hunkered down and enjoyed that wonderful silence that comes with the snow. It was so beautiful, so quiet and so annoying!!! It must be my age – love it for a …

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Praise the Lord for New Beginnings

It is difficult to believe that the decision shared with the Trustees last September is about to be fulfilled.It is all very surreal, with only a few weeks left here at Shallowford after 5 exciting years. It is a decision …

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Christmas challenge, choice and change

Group from Providence house standing behind thier "Jamaican" Christmas TreeA group of 8 Londoners, bearing gifts, followed the A303 to Dartmoor and found – a stable – but the pigs had not yet farrowed!!! They stopped at the Widecombe church to decorate a tree for the Christmas Tree Festival – theirs was the Jamaican Tree. It didn’t win but the huge sun and sunglasses made everyone smile!

Some of the older members of the community having Christmas lunch at the farmThey decorated the farm house, prepared food and welcomed a group of older members of the community to a full Christmas lunch. Young and old alike feasted together, shared stories and seasonal fellowship.

There was time for a few excursions onto the moor. An amazing night walk revealed to us the beams of light from the Start Point lighthouse, about 30 miles away, reflected on the low cloud and during the day we soaked up the sunny weather on Corndon Tor, such beauty.

The carol service at Dunstone Chapel was very special. The group decorated the space before hand, read the lessons, sang a carol and served the teas. Using the characters of Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds and Wise men, Rev. Catherine Wagstaff spoke about the challenges they faced, the choices they had to make and changes that happened in their lives as a result. We too are challenged by the gospel, have a choice to make and could be changed forever.

May God bless you all in 2015




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