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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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Transforming Lives

“One of my children came to your farm this year (she’s actually in the promo film) and I was so proud of her for what she’d done. It was really great to see such a difference!!”

The experiences that are delivered at Shallowford Farm are transforming in so many ways;

The simple acquiring of knowledge, broadens their understanding

The exposure to wide open spaces, gives them “space to think”

The caring for animals that are dependent on a gentle approach, quietens a restless spirit

The need for others to help in completing a farm task, generates cooperation and consideration, a sense of belonging, being needed and valued

The peacefulness of the animal’s environment changes attitudes to the farming industry

The concern for the wellbeing of each animal generates a caring and respectful nature

The reflections around the fire in the evening accepts different views and opinions, nurturing tolerance, acceptance and understanding.

The understanding of wild places develops a love and concern for its future conservation

The exercise and fresh air produces rosy cheeks and an appreciation of feeling fitter.

The new experiences stimulates future pathways – “I definitely want to work in food production/with animals/be a vet/find a job outdoors…”

These can all apply to visitors of every age and background, everyone leaves the farm different to when they arrived and so many return for more – “I must get back to the farm”!

“ I have not been as happy as I have been today for a very long time”
– Young person, Ashburton, 2018

 

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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Registered office: East Shallowford Farm, Widecombe in the Moor, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 7PW
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