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Two Day Basket Making Workshop

We welcome back Rachel Poole who will be teaching you how to make a traditional shopping basket or a practical log basket.  The two days will give you ample opportunity to make a real work of art!  Anyone who has been on one of Rachel’s courses before will know how enjoyable they are. Refreshments and home made lunches will be provided on both days and there’s optional overnight camping and breakfast available at £5 extra.  Evening meal will probably be…

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Get ready for the Stocksbridge Chase!

The Stocksbridge Chase is back for another year on Saturday 19th June with some exciting changes.  Instead of the very difficult 10k route we have opted for a shorter 4.6 miles with only one run up to the Trig Point.  Also we are working in partnership with Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre so the race will start at 2pm at their Summer Fair (Moorland Drive).  There will also be a Fun Run setting off 1.15pm.  All proceeds to Greave House Farm…

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So long, fare well Graham and Cristina

  This week we are saying a fond “fare well” to Graham and Cristina.  Graham has been working part time as our horticultural worker for the last two years and Cristina came as a WWOOFer last September and stayed on when they became a couple.  Their consistant enthusiasm and inspiration has been a massive boost to us all at GHFT and we will miss them!  It’s now time for someone else to be blessed by them.  They are moving to…

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Herb Garden

We have exciting plans for a medicinal herb garden which we have been busily preparing beds for with the help of our current WWOOFER Jane.  We have used a ‘no-dig’ method, mulching the land with cardboard and topping it with straw and comfrey tea.  Soon we will begin planting out the herbs to match this beautiful plan by our horticulturalist.  If you would like to help us please come along to our Volunteer Work Day on Saturday 14th May or if…

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New Arrivals

Seven goslings were hatched earlier this week, causing quite a stir with visitors and Day Workers.  Then in contrast to their lively noisiness, Paul acquired two old lady tortoises – Ivy and Sparky who didn’t seem to need any settling in to their new home.  Josh and Richard, our Day Workers have been assigned tortoise monitors on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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Soay Lambs!

Spring is officially here!  We woke up this morning to find our first lamb had entered the world and as we watched from a distance we saw the second one arrive.  What a magical moment and how lovely to see the ewe’s mothering instincts kicking in straight away.  Within five minutes it was wobbling around on its little legs trying to find its first meal.