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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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Work Party in May 2017

“Make sure there is plenty for them to do,” said Robert ahead of their visit. So a huge list was created – not so difficult as there is always lots to get on with around the farm.

The team arrived – a select four of them, Antony who has been so many times before and now awaits a positive outcome from a full time job application, John who was thrilled to be back after too many years away, Holly who needed a break from a full-time job and studying for a law degree, and Phil, the never-ending source of ideas and skill. Then, of course, there is Robert!

Despite the long list by Friday evening, a huge chunk had already been crossed off! They cleared out the Pound – an ancient medieval gathering space for animals near the main gate which is soon to be restored – they gathered loads of scrap metal from around the place and filled the skip – they tended the animals – mended fences and built a stile.

Phil took the lead whilst the trustees meeting occurred in the house. The downpours didn’t dampen their spirits and their energy, smiles and enthusiasm was well rewarded by Serena’s cooking.

As always hey are such a blessing to us. Thank you.

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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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