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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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Poetry from the Forest

We ran along the crunchy, squidgy paths
Slithering and slipping on the bumpy damp soil.
The golden sunshine shimmered through the emerald leaves
As the stream gurgled by.

Zafari, Sachelle, Dillon, and Serena


Spider in his web, waiting in the sunlight
Birds in the trees and water glistening.
Spider climbing, slowly
White and looking dangerous
Trees – tall and spiky
Feeling rough, smelling damp and sweet.
Smells of the forest,
Badger muck, strong and dark.
Water – see through, rippling, wriggling,
Like a dripping tap.
Island of rocks and pebbles
Ivy hanging to the water
Happy in the forest
Surprised by wonder

Keanu, Frankie and Robert


River gurgling, swirling, rippling to the sea
Ground – rough, squelching, crunching,
Bumpy under my feet.
Trees – mossy, damp,
Leaves, soft like skin.
Light dappled sunlight on the bark.
It is good to be here.

Alexis, Shane, and Susan

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And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so.

Gen 1:24

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