Soil Association Best Organic Farm Visit Finalist
Soil Association Best Organic Farm Visit Finalist
Posted 6 days ago

We're thrilled that Mary Arden's Farm is a finalist in the Organic Farm Visit category at this year's Soil Association awards. Help us claim the title by casting your vote http://bit.ly/1w5y5h0

Tudor Gingerbread
Tudor Gingerbread
Posted 1 week ago

Tudor Gingerbread

 

Ingredients

14 slices of crumbed, stale brown bread, crusts removed

1 small jar of clear honey (about 300g)

¼ tsp of black pepper

½ tsp of ground ginger

½ tsp of ground nutmeg

¼ tsp of ground star anise

Method

1. Very gently warm honey in a small saucepan with the spices. Heat until it is free flowing but not boiling.

2. In a mixing bowl put half the breadcrumbs. Add the honey, mix and start to fold in. Keep adding breadcrumbs until the mix will not absorb anymore.

3. Press firmly into an 8 inch loose bottom cake tin and leave for 24 hours at room temperature.

4. Turn…

William Shakespeare’s Diary: (publish date t.b.c.)
William Shakespeare’s Diary: 02/09/1573
Posted 3 weeks ago

Good Morrow

It was an early start today.  Well before sunrise did the farm animals wake me, so I sat a while watching and listening to the maids downstairs. They are always so busy!

Ah! It looks like Mistress Martha is going to pick some fresh apples. Mmm, I am hungry and I do love apples.  Do you think she would notice if I pinched one?

OUCH!

She noticed.  She birched me for each one I took.  Maybe I should ask next time?

Fare thee well.

William Shakespeare, Age 9

William Shakespeare’s Diary: 26/08/1573
William Shakespeare’s Diary: 26/08/1573
Posted 4 weeks ago

Good day to you all.

For the past few days I have noticed strange people on our land. They have been moving things into mother's house.  It looked terribly suspicious.  I waited until everyone had gone so I could investigate.

What I found was very alarming.  There I found not one but TWO cauldrons.

Is someone is practising witch-craft? I should warn the maids for I do not want my dinner to be cursed.

I shall see thee anon.

William Shakespeare, Aged 9

William Shakespeare’s Diary: 05/08/1573
William Shakespeare’s Diary: 13/08/1573
Posted 1 month ago

Good day

My name is William Shakespeare. I am nine years of age and live at Mary Arden's Farm.

I attend King's New School of Stratford-upon-Avon. My favourite lesson is Latin, however I have always quite enjoyed English Literature.

My mother, Mary Arden, said I should start writing because of the creative stories I tell. In all honesty, they are pretty good. So I decided to start writing this diary and fill it with stories about school and home as well as my ideas. Who knows, maybe they will be worth something one day.

Well, that's all for now. I am going with my father,…

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