“Sustainability is a Tudor way of life” by Mistress Ellen My name is Mistress Ellen and I am a Maid in the household of Yeomen Farmer Mr Adam Palmer of Wilmcote. The year is 1573 under the reign of our gracious Queen Elizabeth, and being a Tudor maid means never wasting anything. On a farm […]
4 – 5 April: Easter Weekend Celebrations See the Tudors busily making preparations for their Easter feast on Saturday 4 April and learn about mealtime etiquette when they enjoy the results on Sunday 5 April. Join in with Easter-themed games all weekend. Decorate your own ‘Superstitious […]
With heart-shaped face, buff back and wings and pure white underparts, the barn owl is a well known and much loved part of our countryside and heritage. Millie is part of our birds of prey displays which take place four times a day, every day during open season.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]