Updates

  • Good News – Funding Awarded!

    After a very long wait from the grant body for the Renovation of the Old Dairy, Advantage West Midlands, we were put forward to their approval panel today and approved! Whoop whoop 🙂 The last few weeks and months have involved…

  • The Big Draw!

    A week on Sunday Fordhall not only opens it’s doors to another set of helpful volunteers but hosts ‘The Big Draw’, a national art event that is free to take part in.  We hold this event every year and it is always great fun.…

  • Hannah gets married

    Yes, that’s right, Just over three weeks ago I got married, so from now Hannah Saunders is no more and from now on Hannah Smith is writing blogs and newsletters, organising working weekends etc…….. and I couldn’t be happier! So don’t be confused by the…

  • Moo-over Maz is coming through…

    Today, Marie-anne (Ben’s girlfriend Maz), ran the Newcastle half marathon in aid of Fordhall. She sucessfully completed her half marathan in a cow suit, which could not have been easy. All of the hundreds of pounds that Maz raised through…

  • The Fordhall Office has moved…

    .. and we now have a much better view! The renovation of our Old Dairy building will begin this winter and so in preperation we have been busy making space for contractors. This has resulted in us needing to move our office……

  • Bread making course at Fordhall

    Our new clay oven the weekend it was built. Come and spend the day at Fordhall Farm learning how to make bread in our new clay oven. Having successfully built a clay oven we shall now be showing participants how…

  • Fordhall Farm Working Weekend photo.

    Last weekend we had the last working weekend at the farm. I thought I would share with you a photograph of the hardworking volunteers. We didn’t take too many photo’s on the weekend as we were so busy clearing the buildings.…

  • Clay oven build at Fordhall Farm

    Last weekend a group of us got together to build a clay oven at Fordhall Farm. We spent the first day mixing clay and sand to form out first layer. The mix was a bit wet but with a bit of ingenuity…

  • Be a Norman for the day at Fordhall Farm

    Be a norman for a day! If you are interested in history or simply dressing up then this childrens activity morning is for you. We will be dressing up as Normans on our very own Ringwork and Bailey site, using…

  • Fantastic visit to West Town farm, Devon

    Recently, I was able to travel to Devon to meet shareholder, Andy Bragg, on his organic beef farm in south Devon. Andy tenants his family farm from the church and over recent years has moved from dairy farming to organic…