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.

Monday, 25 February 2019

Pig News!
Reggie is ready to go home …..we definitely think Tigger is pregnant but not sure if Sandy will be – however we should have piglets in Mid May …..at their new location!
We should have pork available end of March/beginning of April – ready for Easter.
Sheep News!
The Ewes are looking great and thoroughly enjoying being back on the Bank field.  Lambing is due to start second week of March
Hens & Ducks!
The Hens and ducks are finally laying again ….although the ducks are a bit sporadic …think it’s the dreaded weather!  
Vegs / Salads
We are potting up / planting out as much as we can in portable pots/troughs so that we can just move them across later on to plant out in the raised beds.
We have a few salads now, and a few vegs but should have more by March.
We were lucky to have a visit from Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, just before Christmas.  He came to visit when Paternoster School were here, and was very impressed with our set up – it helped that we had fantastic feedback from the teacher!  Today we were honoured to have the High Sheriff visiting – Charles Martell!  It was lovely to show him round with the students, and talk about all the animals here.  We took him over to show him our new location and it was quite magical….no wind, beautiful sunshine and so tranquil – cant wait till we are actually open up and running later in the year.

a present from the High Sheriff - we made sure all students, volunteers and staff had a slice to take home!
Our Spring Quiz is on Friday 22 March at North Cerney Village Hall – 7.30pm further details opposite!

OPEN DAY AT SCF – Monday 18 March – if you would like to see what we do first hand, please come and see us – we only ask that you email/ring before so that we can tell students ….and make enough cake!  gerry@scrubditchcarefarm.org.uk
the barn going up!

Sunday, 3 February 2019


The students are back and very excited to be back in their routine.
We are running our Dementia mornings every Tuesday for those living with dementia and their carers, Students Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and a small group from Paternoster School on Fridays.
Pig News!
We have taken delivery of ‘Reggie’ a very handsome Oxford Sandy & Black Boar who has happily moved in with Tigger and Sandy for the next 6 weeks or so.  We are aiming to have piglets arriving towards the end of May over at the new site!
We are hoping that one of our remaining boars will be off to Ireland to be part of a breeding programme over there.  The other one will be going off for bacon & sausages for Easter. 
Sheep News!
Hens not sure.....!
Our ewes came back for scanning the second week of Jan (ok scanning, but a few were ‘empty’, and now they are on the bank again, where we are feeding them ready for lambing at the start of March.  Amazingly ‘Barren-ness Betty’ appears to be pregnant this time – having spent most of last year with Barnaby the ram and nothing….!!(she was barren two years in a row)
bantams happy!

The ducks quite happy with the snow!

20 bantam eggs found in the barn!

Just before Christmas we had a visit from Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown!  He had been trying to visit us for ages, but we couldn't find a time when we were here with students that fitted with his busy schedule.  However, on Fridays now we have 5 children from Paternoster each week - so it was great to be able to show Sir Geoffrey what we do with them each week.  I think he was impressed!  We had great feed back from their teacher which helped!

Our fruit cage not happy after the snow....