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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Mary Arden’s Farm Flowers & Plants

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Cheeky Squirrels 2014

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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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Our Tudors 2014

So many brilliant moments in our 2014 season and so many happy times.

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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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