Group Volunteering Wed & Thurs 29 – 30 Jan 2015
Group Volunteering Wed & Thurs 28 – 29 Jan 20…
Posted 5 days 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 2 weeks 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
Plough Sunday 2015
Plough Sunday 2015
Posted 2 weeks ago

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.

 

Plough Sunday 2015
Next Big Group Volunteering Job Jan 2015
Next Big Group Volunteering Job Jan 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago

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…

Next Big Group Volunteering Job Jan 2015
Farts of Portingale
Farts of Portingale
Posted 3 weeks ago

Farts of Portingale

Ingredients

1lb ground lamb

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon each salt, ground mace, and ground pepper

1/4 cup chopped dates

1/4 cup currants

1 quart beef stock

 

Mix all ingredients except for the stock.  Form the mixture into small balls and poach in the beef stock for 5-7 mins.

They can be served hot or…

Farts of Portingale
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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 […]

Farts of Portingale

Farts of Portingale Ingredients 1lb ground lamb 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon each salt, ground mace, and ground pepper 1/4 cup chopped dates 1/4 cup currants 1 quart beef stock   Mix all ingredients except for the stock.  Form the mixture into small balls and poach in the beef stock for 5-7 mins. They […]

Rose Syrup

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Excerpt from Maid Marion’s account  (http://bit.ly/1svoNYG) “‘Tis the end of an era. Okay, it was merely the end of a season, but still. Mary Arden’s Farm has closed its doors to the public for the winter months and I have found myself having to put away my ‘other self’ until the spring. No, I’ve not […]

Mary Arden’s House – Renovations

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