No excuses - the time has literally flown by..! First we had the Car Boot Sale - a HUGE thank you to Gerry and her entire family for organising it and helping out, and to Rebecca, Sue, Linda, Helena & Tina for helping, selling, and making loads of cakes to sell! We raised an amazing £650 - due to all their hard work, and gorgeous weather.
Back on site, we have finally taken possession of our 4 Wiltshire Ewe Lambs - and we had a sweep stake to choose their names - 'March, June, Mary-Jane (after Spiderman's girlfriend??!) and Lamby - not that they are aware that they've been named yet - we'll have to work pretty hard to tame them somewhat first - with a little food treats each day! They are in their own electrically fenced area of the field behind the porta cabins, and seem really happy, surrounded by the main farm's flock of Texel sheep.
The hen house is finished, and has been put out in the field with the other pheasant pen, and we now have 4 different chick & hen pens for our assorted 'fowl'!
Back on site, we 'dug' our first crop of potatoes for the Car Boot - 50 Desiree potatoes from one tyre! We dug David's carrots, and cabbages, and sold bunches of Sweet Peas too - it was a great 'Profile' raiser for the project -with offers of Volunteering, and a great atmosphere. We have loads of tomatoes planted in the poly tunnel along with our next lot of salads, and lots of Nasturtiums, that we are now selling to the pub as edible flowers!
Last week, Hilary brought her Moth Trap up for the night and set it up in the garden - the next morning VERY early, we went out to have a look - there were lots of moths! We took photos, and noted them down in the Wild life diary, and showed the Monday students - really exciting - i had no idea there were So many different moths!
On the Wednesday, we took the students to the 'Fresh Air 2011' exhibition at Quenington - there's just time to go look at it (finishes on 10July) it was AMAZING - everyone loved the exhibits, and the space.
This week is officially our last week for the Summer, but we are having 2 Open Days - one for prospective students on 21st July, the other to say thank you to all the friends, and helpers who have donated/given us time/stuff for the project so far.(on 28th July)
We had a very special day yesterday - we had lunch for all the students and helpers up on site, eating produce that they had grown, broad beans, peas, courgettes, tomatoes & beetroot, and then had a presentation. Rebecca's who's here on a 12 week placement from college, had designed brilliant individual Certificates of Achievements for all the students, and we gave them out with a T shirt, with our SCFP logo on them - it was a very special day, everyone was so happy, and excited.
We start the next Session on 5 September, but will see the students again at our two Open Days.
(Photos to follow after the weekend....)
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.