As work on the rafters draws to a close and the bickwork is almost finished, the sand blasters have come in to remove the white wash from the remaining old farm shop walls.
It is strange to think that the old farm shop will never look the same again. The white wash walls at Fordhall have been part of the farms character and appearance for many, many years. But all of this will now disappear. The sand blaster, dressed like an astronaut or someone dealing with radioactive waste (!) is busy blasting the walls with tiny fragments of sand that dislodge the lime wash from the walls, revealing the lovely red bricks behind.
Its a messy job and a slow job, but the difference is fantastic.
Fordhalls new facilities have been generously part funded by Advantage West Midlands
We are young and determined people assisted by over hundreds of volunteers who have come together to ensure this beautiful traditional countryside is saved. We are increasing the rich biodiveristy of the farm and helping to educate people about the pasture to plate cycle. Demonstrating that small-scale farming connected to the local community can offer a viable way of life for generations to come.