Updates

  • Making the most of the garden

    As a family we have reached the end of our two week isolation period and are all now symptom free. We are of the conclusion that we have either had very mild symptoms, or we have simply succumbed to some…

  • Listening to the wind

    This is one of my favourite views at Fordhall. It is the view I have when lying down in the garden of the farmhouse looking up at the beautiful beech tree. I have spent many summers doing this as a…

  • Have you seen Ben’s videos?

    Well what a crazy few weeks! I am sure many of you are in just as much shock as we are. Every day has brought new changes and new challenges, it has been hard to keep up, but we have…

  • With a Huff and a Puff!

    Dandelion at fordhall organic farm

    Phew, it’s Friday evening after all the hustle and bustle of a busy long working week. Now I can sit back and forget the huge pile of paperwork I have left in the office and the business meetings and motorway…

  • Straw Bale Bunkhouse Update.

    Thank you to everybody who has already very generously donated towards our new straw bale bunkhouse. Pictured below are some of the photographs taken over the last few months as our bunkhouse takes shape. Building the straw bale walls. Volunteers…

  • Sweet Chestnut at Fordhall

    It will be October on Monday and already the farm is showing signs of a golden autumn. The Sweet Chestnut trees are beginning to drop their fruit which is larger than normal this year but still not fully ripened. David…

  • Sharing Food by Anna Zimmerman (shareholder)

    Kitchen fun at fordhall organic farm

    Once upon a time, sharing food was an uncomplicated business – a way to foster unity and harmony. Families said grace before sharing a roast, banquets sealed peace treaties, and lovers played footsie beneath tables (fortunately some still do). Nations…

  • Thank You Fordhall – From Sami and Jolly

    Sami & Jolly Drawing Organic Farm

    To Fordhall Farm by Sami and Jolly We came to Fordhall farm for the straw bale bunkhouse building workshop. We really enjoyed staying here. It has been so much fun and we learnt so much. It was great that they…

  • Peacock Butterflies at Fordhall

    David Proctor cutting wood saw hacksaw farm organic fordhall

    I was helping Julie with a class of Y2 children from Abbey Hulton Primary School when we spotted a Peacock Butterfly on the Castle Hill area amongst the bluebells. I have done a little research about these butterflies. The adults…

  • Community Garden Volunteer Weekend

    Vegetable patch organic farming fordhall farm

    Over the extremely hot weekend of 19th and 20th May, I along with our other intrepid volunteers set out to make some improvements to our Community Garden. The wooden slats on our raised beds were badly in need of replacement.…