There are many different things to do here, some dependent on the season and weather.
We like our farm-helper visitors (and their carers) to leave with a feeling of motivation and enjoyment and are happy to adapt activities to be of most relevance to an individual, so please do help advise us on specific needs. Our application form and a trial visit should help with this.
Feedback is important to us and helps to measure outcomes; we use widget-based, pictorial scales for farm helpers to express their opinions at the end of the day or when relevant.
Some of our activities
Feeding Chickens & Quail
Feeding Sheep, Cattle, Pigs, Donkeys
Bedding up livestock
Sweeping the yard
Maintaining wildlife habitats
Hedge laying & coppicing
Collecting wood with donkeys
Pruning fruit trees
Planting flower tubs
Making honey frames
Making bird, bat and bee boxes
Camp fire cooking
We keep a structure which is outlined at the start of the day:
Example of a half-day session
9.45 Arrival and welcome, refreshments, safety reminder and talk through the day ahead, boots on
10.00 – 11.00 Livestock: eg. feeding, cleaning or bedding up
11.00 – 12.30 Morning break
11.30 – 12.15 Tools work or conservation: eg in fields or woods, with hedges or fences
12.15 – 12.45 Lunch break
1.00 Boots off, reflections, home time.
Interested? Contact us to find out more.