A farm based facility for vulnerable adults and young people with learning difficulties, mental health problems or challenging behaviour.
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.
The pigs weighed in at 43 and 45 kilos respectively! Mr Broomhall said "well i don't like to admit it, but i was wrong - i thought they was going to be too fat, but they are just about perfect!" The right percentage of fat to meat....! And, we can vouch that the pork tasted delicious too! The Bathurst Arms bought 1/2 a pig last week, and i am just going down to get their 'feedback' comments for the blog....the last two pigs go off next Monday - put your orders in as we sold out of sausages really quickly!
The students were busy on Thursday making bird feeders to sell at our Spring Car Boot Sale - really dirty mucky business - but great fun! CAR BOOT SALE SUNDAY 24th MARCH see details opposite
This week started with taking two of the pigs off to the abbattoir! They took quite some loading, splitting them up from their brothers, but we wanted to take two at a time; partly as they are quite a bit bigger than one of the others. The other reason is that we don't have large storage facilites, and so two are easier to sell than four at a time! They will be ready next week - let's hope they taste as good as our Oxford & Sandys...!
We got the Ewes in again to check them over, wanting to make sure they are having enough hay, and that their feet are ok - we need to pay special attention to 'June' who's having triplets - they may turn up early, and she must keep in good condition with the others. We don't want to start feeding them 'hard' food too early, otherwise the lambs will get too big, and then be difficult to lamb.
Thursday, we nearly had a full house, and spent the morning unloading and stacking hay bales for the sheep, and some DIY was needed on the sheep shelter due to the snow and wind. The farrier came to shoe the two horses.
Friday, we had a special visit from 'Coopers Hill' school in Gloucester. They have started a 'Farm Club', and wanted to come and see what we get up to here. 16 children aged from 6 - 9, had a lovely morning, feeding the pigs, collecting eggs, feeding the hens and ducks, and meeting the sheep. After break, we moved to the Poly tunnel, where they planted their own 'salad' seeds and each took a pot back to school. They all behaved beautifully, considering it was a horrid freezing day!
Don't forget we have Pork available next week.....!