Pathways Progress – 12 July 2016

Bringing in the hay

With the amount of rain we have had this year we were really fortunate to be able to bale and bring in the hay whilst it was still dry. In fact it must have been one of the best days this year as the sun was out and casting beautiful shadows until we had it all safely stacked up in the barn.

If you click the picture above you will be taken to a short video of the process.

Thanks to Jakey and Victor who saved us hours by using their tractors and thanks to Dennis, Jon, Steve and Rob who gathered the bales into eights and to Pete, Jem and Den who piled the bales high.

This is a really good crop and we will be using some of it ourselves now that we have livestock. However, if you know of anyone who wants a few bales please get in touch. £3.50 each or 10 for £30.

Pathways Care Farm Charity Shop

We are sincerely grateful to everyone who works so hard to make our charity shop such a success, in particular Sue the manager who is so dedicated as well as Karen and Den who look after the displays and helps organise the stock.

We are very fortunate to have a really dedicated team of very friendly and caring volunteers who are on hand every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to welcome and serve their customers.

Over 2500 volunteer hours have been accumulated and over £7500 raised. It is impossible to say how grateful we are for this support and for the invaluable funds.

Polytunnel and workparty

Everytime we meet for a day together we achieve so much and have such a good social time as well. These Saturdays have become an integral part of who we are. People from all over the town (as well as visitors from other parts of the country and even other countries) arrive and get stuck in or take in the surroundings or chat over a cuppa… we love spending time together and welcome anyone who can make it.

Those who were around, about this time last year, will remember the fun of putting the skin on the polytunnel! Well we are now at that stage again and we truly would appreciate many hands. The outer covering of this wonderful structure can become a very large kite if the wind gets up and, even though the book says it is a two person job… we prefer to have as many people holding it down as we can get. If you are around on Saturday 23 July please come along… we need you.

There are lots of things to do whether you are skilled or not. The pigs and goats will give you a lovely welcome even if you don’t want to play with our large kite.

We will be there any time between 10 and 4 and the kettle is always on.



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