The chills and thrills of spring

It's hard to believe we are well past May Day and the spring frosts have turned to a summery haze down here at the farm. It's been a busy few months with the first groups of the year coming to stay at the farm (more on that below), the lambs born in April, some wicked and wonderful weather, and a new polytunnel at Oxen Park!

In March we welcomed a school group from Norwich. It was an extraordinary week - made more wonderful by the snow and the challenges (and thrills) which came with it. Read more about it here.

In April, we hosted a small group of Education Studies students from Plymouth University. The students came to experience land-based learning and to discuss what it means to bring these elements into their education practice. The days were filled with cooking, planting and wood work, while the evenings saw passionate discussion and a celebratory fire on the hill!

During this programme, the last of our lambs were born, but to the excitement of the visiting Plymouth students!

Finally, thanks to a committed group of volunteers, we raised our polytunnel, just in time for the growing season - watch this space!

There's a full calendar ahead with volunteer days, a volunteer camping weekend, and the first of our sustainable build weeks - which we are very excited about! Check out our events page for more information, or get in touch.

Please do come along and get stuck in. It's going to be loads of fun.

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