News from the vegetable plots

16th Jun 2015

Time for a catchup on progress in the vegetable beds this year. We started early a usual with the poly tunnels rapidly filling up with seedlings whilst we waited for the ground to warm up.    As soon as we […]

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. […]

Looking back on 2014

7th Nov 2014

This year has seen some changes at the farm – not least the departure of our two old sows, Priscilla and Tallulah who produced an absolute mountain of sausages for members and Friends to enjoy. We have produced more pork […]

Christmas Geese and Turkeys

7th Nov 2014

We are selling Christmas geese and turkeys from the farm this year so do email us if you would like to order one now as we have limited numbers. Our geese will weigh in at around 4.5kg and cost £45 […]

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 […]

Our experience of hatching chicks

20th Oct 2013

Hempsals Community farm often hatches their own chicks, mainly to replenish the flocks of egg laying hens. Our children were very keen to see eggs hatch and watch the chicks grow, so in mid september we got a batch of […]