Friday, October 31, 2008

'Dare to Wear Pink' day!

Here at Fordhall Farm, we have taken part in the 'Dare to Wear Pink' day which is raising money for cancer research - a really worthy charity. So Charlotte and lots of volunteers.. have dressed up in pink today - have a look at the pictures! Well done everyone!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

First snow of Winter 2008

Just a few minutes ago Fordhall saw its first snow fall of the winter and we all got very excited! Winter is the time the farm and nature takes to rest ready for the busy, productive summer months. Although as you can imagine, life as a farmer never really ends.

Ben is managing his winter grazing carefully to ensure there is enough to sustain the livestock through to the spring when the lush grass will again reappear. He is also getting very busy preparing for Christmas orders through his new and improved online farm shop, where he will be supplying free-range bronze turkeys, hams, gammons and the usual beef, lamb and pork. There is even talk of some Christmas geese.

In the office we are preparing the winter newsletter, planning developments for the new farm trail, developing plans for the renovation of the old farm buildings and putting together educational packages for 2009.

Roll on 2009...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Singles weekend and Big Draw event

Last weekend saw Fordhall Farm host it's first ever Singles weekend in association with It was a real success with people travelling from all over the country to get stuck into some outdoor work here at Fordhall. Lots of fun was had by all and we celebrated a hard days work with a tasty BBQ around the camp fire on the Saturday night. Everyone worked so hard and we even managed to get our new path completed which will allow disabled access to parts of the Farm trail. This is a massive step towards renovating our current trail.
On the Sunday the singles weekend weekend continued with more jobs but we were also joined by local artist Helen Thompstone for our art event 'The Big Draw'. We transformed one of our yurts into an indoor Fordhall forest with people of all ages getting arty, drawing, painting and creating trees for our imaginary forest! It looks great and is still up on display, so if you wish to come and have a look - pop on down!

Our next working weekend , which is open to everybody, takes place on 22nd-23rd November, to book on just email me on Thanks.


Thursday, October 02, 2008

Strapping Men Needed!

We need strapping men, please, to come and help out at our Fordhall Farm Singles Volunteer Weekend at the farm on Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th October (Although people can arrive on Friday night.)
We've already got lots of women travelling across the country to get stuck in, get their hands dirty and meet a few new people - now we just need a bit of extra male muscle - can you help?
Tickets cost just £10 with all your food all weekend and this event is open to all ages so please grab a mate and come and lend a hand!
For more information and to buy your ticket, log on to