Mini farm explorers - restarts April 3rd 2013Mini farm explorers is run from April throughout the year until Winter. During term time all pre-school children and their carers are welcome. During school holidays older siblings are welcome. Each session can include feeding the hens collecting eggs visiting the other farm animals; cows, sheep and lambs, pigs, goats. The farm pets also need feeding and watering guinea pigs, rabbits and farm cats. We usually have some crafty activity, sometimes a sing song and story in the big yurt and a play in the woodland. Some of the activities are seasonal and all are immediately related to what’s happening on the farm and every week is different.
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Home made preserves and eggs (pick your own!) are available to buy.
CONTACT Joy McCarthy on 01706218614
or by email
|10am to 12ish||
£4.50 pre-school children
£6.00 older siblings - during School Holidays
£1 babies in arms, when accompanying old brothers and/or sisters.
|April||Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th||
Lambing ‘live’ afternoonsTHIS IS A BOOK AHEAD EVENT ONLY
small groups only.
We lamb ( hopefully) in 2 ‘waves’, this second group are the older ewes, who should be lambing towards the end of April.
We will look at the sheep that have already given birth, quietly watch those who are waiting. Find out about how shepherds take care of their sheep throughout the year
Learn about the equipment we use, how we can watch the sheep’s, ‘body language’ to see how she’s feeling. See how technology can help identify and record the ewe’s life. Maybe even bottle feed a lamb.
|2pm to 5pm||
Book ahead only
Open Farm Sunday
This open day is for families and will involve walking, listening,
|2pm to 5pm||Donations|
Culinary herbs for healthThis course is run by Tracey a qualified herbalist from ‘Vitality’ in Ramsbottom
Session 1. Drying herbs, make a simple herb dryer, collect nettles make soup learn the health properties of nettles
Session 2. Making rose and lavender face scrub, make mint or lemon balm lip balm plus learn about the health properties of herbs used
Session 3. Make lavender lemonade, garlic honey (maybe with thyme), then make herby burgers
Session 4. Making sun infused marigold oil, it’s health giving properties and uses. Make flower salad, bouquet garni, culinary oils and maybe vinegars.
|7pm to 9pm||
Cost £ 40 each for all 4 sessions.
Book ahead only
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