Open day for new members: 11th April 2015

23rd Feb 2015

We have a few vacancies for new members at the farm this year and so are having an Open Day on Saturday 11th April for new families to come up to the farm and find out more about getting involved. […]

How to Handle Half a Pig

24th Jun 2014

On Monday 7th July, we will be having another demonstration evening – this time the farm members will be showing you how to handle half a pig. From curing bacon and hams to making sausages and salami we’ll show you […]

Lambs and a polytunnel

1st Apr 2014

We’ve got our first lambs at the farm, a collection of six orphans gathered from a couple of local farms. Three are about three weeks old and three are a week old. They are all getting bottles of milk (from […]

Spring Arrivals

14th Mar 2014

So, spring is here on the farm – the daffodils are out, the bees have started flying again and its time for new arrivals to join us on the farm. We had our first Wednesday ‘after-school’ session of the year […]

January Activity on the farm

28th Jan 2014

We’ve been very busy on the farm over the winter months mainly concentrating on building the new chicken runs down in the woodland. Thanks to a huge amount of second-hand chicken wire that we collect from local thatchers (they take […]

New members for 2014: 4th January

9th Dec 2013

Hempsals Community Farm in Willingham offers you the chance to: • Grow your own vegetables, using organic priniciples, without the commitment of an allotment • Raise your own free-range pigs, goats, ducks, turkeys, geese and eggs without the daily responsibility […]

Afternoon feeding

29th Sep 2013

I’ve been slow at blogging but fortunately Kayla hasn’t been – here’s her post about her first time doing the afternoon feed round at the farm on her own:

Honey extraction

22nd Feb 2013

Last autumn we extracted our first honey from one of our beehives. Here is a photo collection showing the process. The first job is to remove the waxy caps over the cells of honey. This requires a sharp knife and […]

Hugelkultur bed

27th Jun 2012

We’ve got a massive surplus of slightly rotten willow branches and trunks after felling a couple of large trees near the farm house. Willow isn’t much good as a fuel – too wet and light, so we decided to use […]

Treebog and Kids’ Area

24th Apr 2012

We had a busy time building things in March during some unseasonably warm weather. The main job was to sort out the ‘hub’ area in the centre of our five crop rotation in the raised beds. The first part of […]