Church Farm Ardeley

A Free Range Experience

Alistair’s Rural Care Update

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The last few weeks have been very busy for Rural Care, including being given the chance to try our hand at sheep herding. This was to help gather the flock so that they could be given important vaccinations. The co-farmers worked really well as a team and enjoyed the experience, showing that the co-farmers are very able when adapting to new jobs. Along with this we have been picking shallots and continuing to dig potatoes, all helping towards the harvest, very important work this time of year!
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We are also very pleased to welcome two new members of staff to the Rural Care team, who are joining in preparation for the new school and college year. Ron Ward previously supported one of our regular co-farmers, and liked the farm so much he applied for a full time job! We are also very lucky to welcome Ray Banks, who comes with great experience having previously worked as Deputy Head of The Valley School inStevenage. They have both been getting stuck in to work on the farm and we hope they really enjoy their time here.

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