June 24, 2017


Farming, Woodland and WWOOFing Opportunities

Throughout the farming year there are varied opportunities to join in with the range of projects we are planning. There is always regular daily animal work with the Cows, Sheep and Horses and also in the farm vegetable garden which is run by a group of about a dozen local families.

Lambing Spring 2017
Volunteering opportunity – live in help during late February, the whole of March 2016 and first half of April. Experience not essential. Will suit observant, hard working individual or couple. We have 40 ewes lambing and 17 Beef cows calving in March plus routine work with our horses and the farm garden.

We are also members of WWOOF so you may have seen our request for help on their web site or newsletter as well.

Hedge Laying November 2016 through March 2017
There are over 5 miles of traditonal, mixed species hedges on the farm. We have layed hundreds of yards over the last 5 years and there is much more to do. In late 2014 and early 2015 we will be laying the hedges on the escarpment edge. Please do come and join us if you would like to help (and learn to lay a hedge!).

Woodland Coppicing November 2016 through March 2017
There are 43 acres of mixed species (mainly Beech) ancient woodland along the top edge of the farm. 5 acres of this is thoroughly neglected old Hazel coppice. Each winter we will be maintaining the woodland and coppicing. Please do come and join us if you would like to help.

If you would like to know more – please contact us