We have made hay in the paddock at the Care Farm, and in Woodmancote where last year's lambs have been this summer. We have over 200 bales but sadly 100 of them are getting rather wet at present....😒
The students and Gerry have been working with some of our wether lambs - halter training them each day. They don't seem as happy about it as last year's Alice though!
Sandy is having a well earned rest up in the woodland after farrowing. We sold 6 of her piglets, and have kept the tiny 'Tigger' who is now a healthy 10 kilos; along with 'Marmalade' who is a huge 20 kilos!! They really are little and large!
We have moved Manny into the paddock with the four ewes at the Care Farm so he's nearby for visitors. He seems very happy, and has donkeys next door to chat to!
We had a fantastic Open Gardens on 2 July in aid of the Care Farm. A local private garden in North Cerney opened their garden specially - it was a seriously hot afternoon, and we had over 150 people through the gate! We raised £1,500.00 - serving cream teas, selling produce and looking round the gardens.
We had to rush to get the hay bales in on Wednesday before it rained! Everyone mucked in, and thoroughly enjoyed heaving the bales onto the trailer so we could put them to dry in the yard!
We had our end of term celebration lunch yesterday - slow cooked lamb (our own of course!)sausage plaits with delicious salads and puddings - everyone bought something along with them and we all sat together on the decking. we used as much produce as we could from the garden - it was a joyous occasion followed by certificates for all the students. We finished by giving them all a Scrubditch Care Farm cap to take home with them!
We have children's activities during the summer holidays funded by Gloucestershire County Council.
These are on 7, 9 10th and 23rd and 24th August.
Students start back on Monday 4 September.
Veg Boxes are available from the Care Farm on Thursdays during the holidays