Where Are They Now?
Where Are They Now?
Posted 2 weeks ago

Our three Mangalitza pigs were sold and are now set to intrigue visitors at Ramsden Rare Breeds at Wood Farm near Witney.

Here they are having a brilliant time doing essential ground clearance. Grand Theft Auto's got nothing on this smash n grab outfit!

Fear not though, we are getting two…

Where Are They Now?
Care Farm Open Day Wed 25 Feb 2015
Care Farm Open Day Wed 25 Feb 2015
Posted 2 weeks ago

We will be holding a Care Farming Open Day on Wed 25 Feb 10am - 1pm.

We'd love to see you there to see what we can offer vulnerable adults in terms of therapeutic nature-related activities.

Please pass on to anyone you think might benefit from enroling or who might want to…

Care Farm Open Day Wed 25 Feb 2015
Shakespeare’s Mother – The Secret Life Of A Tudor Woman
Shakespeare’s Mother – The Secret Life Of A Tudor Woman
Posted 3 weeks ago

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05279pq

Next Thursday 12 Feb 2015  9pm

Michael Wood tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary woman in a time of revolution. Born during the reign of Henry VIII, Mary Arden is the daughter of a Warwickshire farmer, but she marries into a new life in the rising Tudor middle class in Stratford-upon-Avon. There she has eight children, three of whom die young. Her husband becomes mayor, but is bankrupted by his shady business dealings. Faced with financial ruin, religious persecution and power politics, the family is the glue that keeps them together until they are rescued by Mary's successful eldest son…

Group Volunteering Wed & Thurs 29 – 30 Jan 2015
Group Volunteering Wed & Thurs 28 – 29 Jan 20…
Posted 1 month ago

Thanks to all volunteers for pitching in these past months whilst we've been closed to help with repairs, maintenance and general tidying.

So this week, it's tidying, clearing, weeding the yard down by Mary Arden's House at the bottom of the site and willow weaving.

So if you've got a little time…

Group Volunteering Wed & Thurs 28 – 29 Jan 20…
Group Volunteering – Thurs 2015 – Pond Tidy
Group Volunteering – Thurs 2015 – Pond Tidy
Posted 1 month ago

It's pond clearance folks!  We need as many hands on deck as possible to get all around the pond area cleared of weeds and brambles, ready for next season.

We would really appreciate your help.

We're a bit short on tools so if any of you have gardening equipment you are willing…

Group Volunteering – Thurs  2015 – Pond Tidy
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Where Are They Now?

Our three Mangalitza pigs were sold and are now set to intrigue visitors at Ramsden Rare Breeds at Wood Farm near Witney. Here they are having a brilliant time doing essential ground clearance. Grand Theft Auto’s got nothing on this smash n grab outfit! Fear not though, we are getting two more ready for the […]

Care Farm Open Day Wed 25 Feb 2015

We will be holding a Care Farming Open Day on Wed 25 Feb 10am – 1pm. We’d love to see you there to see what we can offer vulnerable adults in terms of therapeutic nature-related activities. Please pass on to anyone you think might benefit from enroling or who might want to refer clients suitable […]

Shakespeare’s Mother – The Secret Life Of A Tudor Woman

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05279pq Next Thursday 12 Feb 2015  9pm Michael Wood tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary woman in a time of revolution. Born during the reign of Henry VIII, Mary Arden is the daughter of a Warwickshire farmer, but she marries into a new life in the rising Tudor middle class in Stratford-upon-Avon. There she […]

Group Volunteering Wed & Thurs 28 – 29 Jan 2015

Thanks to all volunteers for pitching in these past months whilst we’ve been closed to help with repairs, maintenance and general tidying. So this week, it’s tidying, clearing, weeding the yard down by Mary Arden’s House at the bottom of the site and willow weaving. So if you’ve got a little time to spare we […]

Group Volunteering – Thurs 2015 – Pond Tidy

It’s pond clearance folks!  We need as many hands on deck as possible to get all around the pond area cleared of weeds and brambles, ready for next season. We would really appreciate your help. We’re a bit short on tools so if any of you have gardening equipment you are willing to bring along […]

Plough Sunday 2015

And so we signal the beginning of another farming year with our Plough Sunday celebration and blessing of the plough to bring a good harvest, at St Andrew’s Church Wilmcote.  

Next Big Group Volunteering Job Jan 2015

Calling all you eager lovely people. The next group volunteer job is going to be a big tidy of the Rickyard at Mary Arden’s Farm this Thursday 15th Jan. We’d really like your help so come on down and lend a hand, get a bit of a workout in the fresh air and have a […]

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