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Early Morning Views

A tranquil time, early morning, as the site slumbers before awakening to our visitors.      

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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 […]

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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.  

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Wonderful Willow Weaving Wednesdays

“There is a Willow grows aslant a brook, That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream. There on the pendant boughs her coronet weeds Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke.”  (Queen, Hamlet, Act 4, sc 7, 167)   Every year our living sculpture willow tunnel needs to be reshaped, to fill in gaps, […]

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Fabulous Fungi

Fascinating fungi have been popping up all over the farm in the last few weeks.  Delicate almost fairy-like ones pushing through the soil and bulbous bubbling ones bursting forth from rotting wood. In Shakespeare’s time, fungi were viewed with suspicion.  However they were so frequently eaten that old herbals offered remedies against a surfeit of […]

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Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins – no not the rock band! We have been busy composting all our greens and browns all season and this doesn’t stop when we’re closed. Here is our latest winnrow or compost heap, replete with a lovely salat of leftover pumpkin nestled on a bed of fresh nettles.

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Rebuilding The Bread Oven

So while we are closed to the public till March 2015, lots of maintenance and prep work for the new season continues apace. One important job is the complete rebuilding of the bread oven which had several running patch repairs done on it this season past.  

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Mary Arden’s Farm – New Butterfly Bank 2014

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Mary Arden’s Farm Geese 2014

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Golden Guernsey Goat Kids Steppin Out

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