The sun shone, the mulled apple juice was brewing and stalls were set up in our 'lamb barn', while the cafe team served hot soup and a delicious variety of cakes inside at our Christmas Fair. We felt blessed and delighted by the turnout so a big thank you to all of you who came and supported us. Stall holders were happy about the new venue, remembering last year when we shivered in the yard despite the brazier going. Another addition this year was the presence of an experienced Santa who sat in his grotto with lights twinkling on the branches behind. It really felt like the build up to Christmas has started.
Preparing crafts and preserves for our events has been a welcome focus at the Care farm in the last few months. New volunteers have brought new skills - needle felting and willow work; it has been interesting and satisfying being able to use other natural materials especially using some of our wool.
One of our visitors was Rose who has visited the farm many times with a group of home educators. This is what she had to say:
My name is Rose. I am nine years old and live near Pershore. I have visited the care farm over the years with my home educated friends. There is a lot to learn at the farm. The animals and the people at the farm are all very friendly.
I visited the Christmas Fair there this weekend. There were lots of cool Christmas gifts and decorations to buy. There were lots of yummy cakes to eat and also hot spicy apple juice. My Mum bought a small real Christmas tree with lights on and I won a paint and glitter your own piggy bank in the raffle. Santa was there with some sweets too.
It was a cold but sunshiny day and I enjoyed my visit. I would say it is a really good place to visit.