Good Morrow It was an early start today. 4:00am the animals on the farm woke me up. No bother, I just sat a while watching and listening to the maids downstairs. They do sound busy. Ah! It looks like Mistress Martha is going to pick some fresh apples. Mmm. I am hungry, and I do […]
Good day to thee For the past few days I have noticed strange people on the land. They have been moving things into Mothers House. It looked terribly suspicious. So, I waited until everyone had gone so I could explore. What I found was not good practice. Stood in front of me was not one… but TWO […]
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. […]
Here are the latest pictures of our Golden Guernsey goat kids at a bit over two weeks old. One male and two females.
We were astonished and honoured to receive a surprise visit from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I, today!!!!!!! As you all may know, she is given to suddenly descending upon her subjects to determine for herself, their well being and obedience to her laws. This was all the more important as Thursday 20 March was a […]
Our second new arrival of 2014, a beautiful Longhorn bull calf, was born on Thur 20 March. Once again, cow and calf are doing well. Kate, the cow, was an old pro at all this and calmly gave birth around noon in front of visitors with hardly a bat of an eyelid. We will be […]
After much effort over many months to get the two Hereford heifers in calf. We are proud to announce the birth of a healthy Hereford bull calf. Here are cow and calf and both are doing very well!
Mary Arden’s Farm – 500 years 1514 – 2014 Here is Sharon Lippett our head Tudor talking about our 500 Year Celebration Panel This year sees the 500th anniversary of the building of Mary Arden’s Farm. Mary Arden was William Shakespeare’s mother and was the youngest of eight daughters. She went on to marry John Shakespeare […]
Looks like the goats are enjoying their new spacious and dry accommodations. (The poultry seem to be making the most of it as well.) Massive thanks to our volunteers and care farmers, Malcolm, Tony and Jody, for all their hard work getting the rick yard pen ready for them. These lovely gentle tempered nanny goats […]