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 March 2015

WE HAVE OUR FIRST SET OF TWINS!  THEY ARRIVED YESTERDAY - TWO EWE LAMBS ...only trouble is their father is a Portland ram! He managed to jump in with the wiltshire horn ewes and was arm in arm with 'no. 11' next morning!  The other 11 ewes shouldn't start till at least a week's time but we are getting them in at night as it's much easier to keep any eye on them all.

Sandy gets bigger by the day - she really looks fantastic - i photographed her yesterday and will try and add it to this blog...!

The students have been busy making up fantastic 'veg boxes' for selling all the produce in this year.  We are hoping that we can sell at least 6 per week during the summer - mixed salads, and vegetables

We finish for Easter on 2 April, and start again on Thursday 16th April.  Don't forget OPEN FARM SUNDAY ON 7 JUNE!  The Care Farm is open from 10am to 1pm.


Monday, 9 March 2015

The ewes are growing daily...much to our surprise one in particular has grown bigger 3 weeks earlier than the others - and we think she will probably have some rather different coloured twins...all being well!(Lucy's Portland ram ran through the fence when he was put out next to our Wiltshire ewes - i discovered him arm in arm with one of our ewes the next morning!) The other 11 ewes should start lambing the week beginning 23 March.

Sandy is also looking a lot bigger, so we are really hopeful that she is 'in pig' again too.  

The students have been taking it in turns to work alongside John a new volunteer, in the wood workshop, making up vegetable boxes to sell all our produce in.  They are thoroughly enjoying it; as it's something new and different.  They are going to stencil 'Scrubditch' onto the side of each box, and we are hoping to fill them every week once our produce is up and growing, and sell a mixed box to locals.

I went on a training course last week at a Care Farm in the West Midlands.   We are producing our own 'Code of Practise' that we will be assessed against, and then hopefully get accredited and be able to have the Care Farming UK logo on everything.

We are looking forward to Gerry coming back in a couple of weeks - the students have been missing her, and it will be great to have her and Jo working here along with Garry on Mondays.