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Embracing the cold

Cold Water Dip In our last blog post we talked about the benefits of the cold and asked you all to try barefoot frost walking. Thanks to everyone who shared their experiences it's so lovely to hear how much you have enjoyed it and want to learn more. The aim really at this point is… Continue reading Embracing the cold

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A new start..

Connect with nature We are both long time lovers of wild swimming and over the years have been lucky enough to swim in some amazing places. Many of you will be aware of Wim Hof's methods and his truly inspirational work encouraging us all to embrace the cold. If you don't already follow Wim, we… Continue reading A new start..

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Slow down – Connect with nature – Get creative

Create a Life Collage Turn your dreams into reality...... Over the last year we have all had time to reflect about our lives, giving us opportunity to slow down and this has brought about time to evaluate what's important to us. When our busy lives move us through the days we have little time to… Continue reading Slow down – Connect with nature – Get creative

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Create your own Christmas Tree

These little trees can be made using different materials. This one's made with spruce and fir. You can use eucalyptus, bay, rosemary, conifer, birch the list is endless.

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The Wonders of Wool

We've been sheep shearing here on the farm this week. All the wool is rolled and bagged ready to go to British Wool in Bradford. However, wool is not worth anything like it used to be years ago, wool clothing seems to have gone out of fashion. Maybe the care needed to keep your wool… Continue reading The Wonders of Wool

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Blog….Create a Spring Planter with your recycled Christmas Wreath ring

Wrap chicken wire around the ring, making a shallow trough, where the plants will go. Now wrap material around the chicken wire. Stitch the edges to the wire with a sturdy needle and wool. This holds the compost in place, retains moisture and tidies up the back of the ring. We use hessian, an old… Continue reading Blog….Create a Spring Planter with your recycled Christmas Wreath ring

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Large Scale Installation Class 18 September 2017

    We are so excited about Monday's Large Scale Installation class with the talented Fiona of FirenzaFloralDesign. Where students will get to visit our farm, pick flowers from the field, forage amongst the hedgerows, eat delicious food using local produce down by the river in our new Bothy. Named by Fiona some time ago, when we… Continue reading Large Scale Installation Class 18 September 2017

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British Summer Time, Easter and Family Time

The beginning of British Summer Time heralds the time between the Spring Equinox and Easter. For us it is one of the special times on the farm; lambing time. It is a time when all the 3 generations of the family work together. All having their own individual roles, dependant on age! Bringing new life… Continue reading British Summer Time, Easter and Family Time

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Bio Diversity

'Treat the earth well, it was not given to you to your parents, it was loaned to you by your children'  Native American Proverb Not that long ago gardeners were encouraged to keep their gardens tidy which in turn meant there would be little room for the likes of slugs/snails to find homes and ultimately… Continue reading Bio Diversity

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Great British Garden Revival

  Anyone with a love of flowers will be aware of the Great British Garden Revival which has been broadcast on the BBC over the past weeks. Those yet to view their recordings are in for a real treat (grab that cuppa, stop what you're doing - don't forget to keep a notebook by the side of you… Continue reading Great British Garden Revival