Farmer Helen here! What an unusual spring we have had, March was glorious, April was cold and May has been wet! That said everything on the farm looks lusciously green and bountiful, the cows are happily grazing outside producing lots of milk and they are calving well. Over the past few months, Farmer John has been tending to his winter sown crops and sowing spring barley, the weather is certainly helping with their growth and they should produce some wholesome crops to feed our animals over the winter months, I will keep you posted!
During the weekdays we have had quite a few schools visit our farm, last night I counted up and realised that we had had over 800 children visit Ridgeway Farm for an educational visit, to learn about food farming and the environment. Before each visit, I ask how many of the children had never visited a farm, and I was shocked to find out that around a third had never been to a farm! I am now pleased to report that all 800 can now say they have been to a real working farm!
We have also had a few new additions to our farm, first, there was the arrival of the giant rabbit’s Peter and Benjamin, then Donald (the Alpacca) was rekindled with some new mates of his own kind and this last weekend we introduced a new “Guinea Pig Circus” and they are very popular with the little ones!
Anyway, time to go and do some work, I just wanted to let you know we will be open every weekend during the Summer months and in addition on Thursdays and Fridays during the School Summer Holidays. See below for details of our Very Special Offer, just for you!
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy your long Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend.