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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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What Wonderful Wet Women

The age range was huge ( 27 – 78) and the backgrounds varied, yet they all came from Battersea to the farm with a common goal – to immerse themselves in the beauty of Dartmoor – and it rained!!!!!DSC_0165

It didn’t matter. We wrapped ourselves in waterproofs and wellies and went out and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We jumped in puddles; explored the river, stones and driftwood; lay amongst the bracken; watched the dog swimming for sticks and got soaking wet!


Having dried off and fed well went spent time potting plants, making candles from clay and reed stems, painting our reflections from the morning.


Stanley the lamb featured regularly throughout each day, pleading starvation and bleating to be fed despite his generous girth! He even climbed into the van to satisfy his hunger – or is it greed!!!!20150503_084623



All through the weekend we considered the book of Ruth and how our lives link to hers, how God provided over and above her wildest dreams.20150503_130037

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The wild animals honour me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen,

Isaiah 43:20

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