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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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Testing Team Time

It is hard – to work as a team – especially when you are young, enthusiastic and determined!

The boys came ready for a challenge and boy did they get one, quite a few in fact! The team games set the tone for the week, pitting one group against the other the enthusiasm was high, but as the challenges increased the stress levels did too!!!!IMG_6124

Then there was the mountain biking and caving. A huge challenge especially when they had to face “The Sump” and down they went, underwater, to the next cave – in the dark. Well done to you all.

Spending time in the woods, making a shelter and cooking lunch (pizza) outdoors was not easy but we all ate and ate well.IMG_6164

Paul asked them to help him clear out the silage pit ready for this years grass. For a few that was a challenge too far, but someone had to do it. With a concerted effort it was completed and Paul was pleased, grateful for the help the lads had provided.

They left with such reflections as:

“A good experience, eating different foods and going places we have never been”

“We was always busy and I learnt that chickens eat grain and all cows are female”

“I found out how to make a fire”

“Its different from London – open spaces, calming, less people, more wildlife – man everything was different”.

They all wanted to come again – result!

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God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Gen 1:25

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