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.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

All the students have settled back into the routine at the farm again.  The weather is very difficult to predict, so we ask them to bring lots of layers each week!  Last Thursday we met up with the Cotswold Wardens again down on the bank.  They have been clearing the stream at the bottom of the field - it was completely overgrown and blocked ....now with the help of the students it's running much more freely and we have a watering hole again.  We were blessed with gorgeous sunshine all morning, and armed with plenty of cakes for all the helpers, we had a great morning.
Alan showing Helen 'blowing up' Patch's nose
a technique to calm them

Yesterday, we loaded up Perry the boar first thing, and returned him to North Nibley.  I think Sandy was sad to see him go, but is pleased she doesn't have to share her food with anyone now!  She certainly looks as if she's 'in pig', so we will be watching her progress, and will move her back to the pig nursery in March.

We have started feeding the ewes hay now, as the grass is in short supply, and not enough goodness in it to nourish them and their offspring.  They will come back to the farm at the end of February so we can start giving them hard feed.