Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Adventures of George

As you may know, I now live in the field with the other sheep so can you imagine my excitement when my beady eye saw that one of the (very clever) volunteers had put up a useful and well constructed sink on the side of our compost toilet? This provides a handy extra area for volunteers to wash their hands after using the loo....and looks pretty nifty too!

It really is great, so please come and have a look at our supporters BBQ on the 18th September.

I hope that you like the photo of Hannah and I posing next to the sink....See you next week!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Adventures of George - taking part in the Working Weekend.


Hi there - phew! Well I am tired after such a busy weekend. As you probably know this weekend was a working weekend at Fordhall Farm which was fantastic with great atmosphere. Lots of jobs got done including, starting on our fantastic boardwalk, which when finished will give access to some of the wetter fields on the farm, a super picnic bench was made and lots of ragwort was pulled!

Don't forget that our next working weekend is the 3rd and 4th October - there are some spaces left but book in asap.
.....Check out the pics of me helping with the ragwort pulling!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Adventures of Back!

Baaa I'm baaaack! Hannah has been on her hols for a few weeks so no one has been able to help me type my blog each week, how baaaad is that?

Anyway, I'm back on my blogging streak now and I promise that I will stop with the baaad jokes for this week! This weekend Fordhall will host another fantastic working weekend. This is almost fully booked so if you do wish to attend please do not hesitate to contact me (or Hannah!) asap. I love it when lots of people come to the farm...I get lots of fuss! They are all really happy as they are kept busy all weekend with jobs around the farm. This weekend, Hannah tells me, we are putting in some steps on the badger site, a boardwalk plus much much more.

Anyway, enough about the working weekend, I'm sure the only reason that you read this blog is to hear about me. I've moved out! I now live in the fields with the other sheep (I like most of them) but I still like to venture around the farmyard in order to check that everything is still going well and that everyone is behaving I like to let Hannah know that I still love her!

Have a great weekend!


To get involved with the working weekend please call Hannah on 01630 638696 or email

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Drainage works continue...

Work around the house just gets more exciting. As soil is being extracted old bottles, shoes and pottery are being discovered, saved and recorded. Every step is being carefully monitored so that we can learn about the old building as we go along.

However, one bit we did not expect to find was a hole in the wall. Called over by our contractor John "did you know that your house is being held up by thin air?"...
Behind a concrete slab and some soil we found a hole in the wall, leading to the cellar. It is obviously an old hatch, which had not been bricked up when it stopped being useful and luckily the house had not moved much since...

The work continues and we hope it to be all complete by the end of the week. John, Tes (or Tez) and Jackie have also been working hard on building a beautiful sandstone wall and a patio area to finish the job off - thanks guys.

p.s. Don't forget we are holing Family Forest and Farm days at the farm on the 18th of August (11th is now fully booked) from 10am-12.30pm. They are great fun for all the family over the summer holidays, but need to be booked in advance.