Friday, October 30, 2009

Fordhall 2010 Calenders

Fordhall 2010 Calenders are now on sale. Featuring 12 seasonal images of Fordhall Farm they are the perfect way to start the new year and they also make great gifts for Christmas.
To reserve your calender / calenders please call 01630 638696 or email

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fordhall Farm postpones Barn Dance.

It is with great regret that we have had to cancel this Friday's Barn Dance. Although we had sold quite a few tickets, it was not quite enough to cover our costs. However, this will not be your last chance to attend a Fordhall barn dance. We will be holding our next one in April 2010. It may feel like a long way in the future, but this gives you enough time to put it in your diary. The next day we will also hold the annual Fordhall spring Farmers Market so there will be lots to keep you entertained.

Please keep your eye on this page for more information on this and other future fundraising events.

Thank you.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fordhall Farm Barn Dance and Hog Roast!

An exciting event is coming up at Fordhall - our 'Barn Dance and Hog Roast' evening, so if you fancy a fun night out with friends and family, why not come along?! It takes place on Friday 23rd October from 7.30 til' late at The Grove School in Market Drayton. The well known folk group the 'Boat Band' will be getting the party started along with a caller counting out the steps for all those with two left feet!

The price is just £10 for adults and £5 for children (which includes the delicious hog roast) and there is even a fully licensed bar all evening!
You can book tickets by calling the office on 01630 638696 or dropping us an email to

Hope to see you all there


Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Fordhall roof begins a makeover!

Work has begun this week on the Fordhall Farmhouse roof. Thanks to the generousity of all our shareholders we were able to gather the funds needed to complete the work before the winter.

The ivy has come off and the valley has been the first project on the list. We did have a few leaks and downpours whilst the roof was exposed, but we seem to be over the worst of it. Although Ben was a little surprised when he got out of the shower, only to see another shower coming out of the wall infront of him!

Mike Salt Conservation Builders are on the case and as soon as new lead goes into the valley they will begin to strip the front of the house. We also have a lovely architect, Rodney Bellamy, keeping a close eye on all the works. The project is expected to take 8 weeks and we will try to keep you posted on the blog with progress.

A big thank you to everyone once again for allow this work to happen. The Hollins family should have a draught free, dry house for the winter.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Fordhall Farm Fantastic Weekend Double Bill !

This weekend saw the farm host another fantastic working weekend and the national Big Draw event (

The working weekend was a fantastic success with approximately 25 people attending from all over the country. Lots of worthwhile jobs were begun/ finished such as the boardwalk made from recycled plastic, holes ready for an orchard in the pig paddocks in February and beds in the picnic area were made ready for vegetables and herbs in the spring.

The art event which we called 'If the pigs came to tea I would feed them.....' took place in the picnic area and allowed families to work together to create fantastic imaginary meals for the animals. Around 30-40 children took part families came along for the art event and although many 'meals' were taken home by the children here are some pictures of the plates that were left. I thought I would also share with you some of the fantastic names that were given to the works of art.

* Conker chocolate cake.
* Flower Salad.
* Worm spaghetti.
* Mud Pie (made with real mud!)
* Piggy Pizza
and lots lots more!