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.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

bits and bobs!

The last day of the Summer Term, we had a special lunch for all the students and volunteers - here in our garden.  It was a beautiful day again, and we all managed to squeeze in under two unbrellas.  After a delicious lunch, students and volunteers all bought something for the picnic with them - we gave out certificates to all the students.  After lunch they all went up to the care farm to say goodbye to their favourite animals for a while!
Hilly one of our volunteers with
her caterpillar birthday cake!

Our local Waitrose manager hard at work
discussing the 'why's and wherefores' of
the strimmer...!
We had a wonderful day with some Waitrose staff from our Cirencester store recently!  14 of them spent all day with us - see photos........

 We are half way through the holidays, and Gerry has been busy running a series of 'Summer Activities' for school age children.  The first week was incredibly hot, but armed with plenty of sun cream, sting relief spray, and hats; all the children had a great time!  We have 3 more Activity days next week, on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, with a few spaces left so.....email Gerry if you are interested.

We've had a busy time with some of the Ewes - having put them out to pasture on a lovely old Bank; we discovered that two of them had developed abscesses on their necks.  They had lost a lot of condition, unlike all the others, so we brought them home to the farm and called the vet.  Rob,  took syringes of 'puss' and blood from both of them and gave them antibiotics.  We have just had the results back, and luckily it's nothing serious - with all the dry weather, it's most likely either an infection from thistles, or where they have lain on a hawthorn in the field.  Then of course we've just had the bill from the vets too....not so good!  The rest of the flock look really good - some of the ram lambs should be ready to go off at the end of next month.   My friend Cindy, has put her beautiful Mare and foal out with the sheep, to keep them company.

Gerry has also been busy at the 'Country markets' each Friday morning too - we pick furiously on Thursday evenings, and then she leaves at 7.30 am to set up on Friday!