We are located 4 miles north of Cirencester, between the villages of North Cerney, and Woodmancote. From A435 you take the turning towards Bagendon, go up past the Church to the T junction. Turn right towards Woodmancote and Scrubditch Farm is approximately 100 yards on the right. The Care Farm is situated down the drive, up the track on the left.
From A417, turn off at Perrotts Brook/Daglingworth, and proceed towards Perrotts Brook. Just before the A435, turn left towards Woodmancote. Go for approximately 1 1/2 miles and Scrubditch Farm is on the right, just past the Bagendon/North Cerney Cross Roads.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Week 4 and 5 Summer Session

Debriefing re: Hen House!

Ella & Helen hard at work!

Oh dear, i've done it again - nearly three weeks this time...!
We've had a busy time recently - Will and Ben, have been 'deconstructing' a hen house and run that my dad never quite finished - and then reconstructing it - by separating the run from the house, and putting the house on wheels - let's hope it's a bit lighter to move around now!
The others have been busy potting up, planting out and picking lots of veggies, flowers and salads.
Danny 'sifting' compost at
 Coln House School
Some of the Scare Crows!
We went on a visit to Coln House one afternoon - Helena had lots of flowers, and veg plants she was selling off - we came back loaded up with stuff!  We then went back again last week to a wonderful Arts & Crafts Festival that she had organised for local schools.  Our students were in charge of a 'scarecrow making' area - they had a brilliant time teaching children from other local special schools how to make scarecrows!  Danny had brought in lots of old shoes, and Gerry provided lots of her children's cast off's to use!  Our students had a lovely time in Coln House School's Art Room in the afternoon - brilliantly organised Helena - Thank You!
The students have been Dry Stone Walling on Thursday afternoons, and our wall in the Car Park, is looking great - a bit more to do yet though!
Lambs making friends with
Henny & Penny!
Chicks are all growing huge, and we have one particular favourite - 'Fiver' named by Ella, my daughter - she tried to call her 'Survivor' but can't say S'sss, so she's now called FIVER!  (Survivor, as she nearly came to grief, when one of the Bantam mothers got rather too protective of their chicks)  She now lives in the Poly Tunnel - oops better go and check on her actually - she's been up there all morning on her own....

June 2011
Shearing time!
We've also been busy clearing out half the covered yard, ready to disinfect it.  We will be using it for working with animals, and making a much better wood working area for the winter.

We're running some Open Days in July, so there's much to get ready - weeding mainly, and scrubbing up the place, and generally tidying, before the students finish their next session.