Monday, September 28, 2009

Fordhall Farm Working Weekend and The Big Draw event.

Fordhall hosts another FANTASTIC working weekend.

Another weekend another fantastic working weekend. This weekend Fordhall not only opens it’s doors to another set of helpful volunteers but on Sunday we are hosting The Big Draw, which is a national art event and free to take part in. This year our event is called .......
If the pigs came to tea I would feed them.....'
which is set to encourage families to have a bit of fun creating and drawing imaginary meals for the farm animals that we can display outside at the farm.
Meal ideas include.
* Pine cone puddings.
* Grass sandwiches
* Mud smoothie's and much much more......

You don’t need to have any previous experience to join in on this weekend, all you need is the enthusiasm to get involved! So don’t worry if you’ve never done this sort of thing before! You won’t be alone!

We still have some places left on this weekend so please email me on or call 01630638696.

Hannah (Picture from last years Big Draw event)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


... I bet that got your attention didn't it?!

As part of our commitment to improvement here at Fordhall Farm we would like to know what you think of our blog. Do you like it? What would you like to see more of on here? What don't you like? Or are you happy and think we have got it just about right?!

Please leave us your comments - we really appreciate it.

Thank you.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fordhall Farm gets ready for the Supporters BBQ.

...Sadly no George this week - so you have me instead (Hannah) - he was off cavorting in the field when I tried to pin him down and get him to write his blog spot this week, never mind.... he will be back again soon I imagine.

Well the summer might be nearly over but the fun doesn’t stop at Fordhall!
You are invited you to our supporters BBQ on the 18th September 2pm (till late). It’s the perfect opportunity to come and see Fordhall and catch up with other volunteers, shareholders and even meet new people.
We will throw a fantastic Fordhall BBQ with non-alcoholic drinks (or bring your own alcoholic ones) and veggie options too. Please feel free to bring your family with you; everyone is invited. Plus if the weather is damp we have a marquee, so there are no excuses not to come along! If you are able to make it (and we hope that you are!) please email me on so that we can make sure Ben has enough sausages! Oh and we can cater for veggies too!

I hope to see you there...George might even make an appearance!


Monday, September 07, 2009

Beverley Fry paints Fordhall Farm pigs!

Above is a lovely painting of the Fordhall pigs by a local artist, Beverley Fry. If you want to go and see the original together with other work of Beverley's then the 'Beverley Fry Summer Pastures Exhibition' is at the picture shop and gallery Newport TF10 7AX.
phone re opening times
01952 813316
01785 811031

and gallery at:

Good luck Beverley, and thanks for the lovely paintings :-)

Fordhall x

p.s. Why not come and have a go yourself at the Fordhall Family Art day on Sunday October 4th from 11am-4pm.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Job Vacancy available at Fordhall Farm

With some large forthcoming projects, such as the renovation of the old farm buildings, we have taken the brave decision to employ someone to help us fundraise.

This will be a part time fundraising position of 16 hours per week at £19k pro rata for a Grants Officer. If anyone is interested please email for full details and an application form. The deadline is September 17th.

Please pass the word around!

Many thanks

The Fordhall team