Loose Ends and New Beginnings

I’m tying up a few loose ends today – you may have noticed a new, more accurate, subtitle (“Life after the Care Farm”) and I’ve added the latest news to the About Us page.

I’ve also added an update to the Ecocentre page.

They aren’t worth reading (being dry and, possibly, a little bitter) but if I add links it supposedly makes the blog more visible on the internet. It’s what they call Search Engine Optimisation. Like much of modern life I find it easy to ignore, but occasionally I like to give it a try.

It’s funny how the internet, whilst being ephemeral in nature, also preserves things.

Julia is taking the group from Mencap to see the Flintham Show. We’re just hoping the weather improves. It has generally been a good day out and the group is looking forward to it. Β At least some good has come from our time at the farm.

They are advertising an education tent at the show – we have been replaced so easily. What hasn’t been replaced is the write-up that Julia prepared for the education tent several years ago. That is still up on the site, and is promising a number of things they won’t be able to deliver, including Connie the Cow, who is now living at a local school.


Ploughing at Flintham Show Β (2016)

Julia has just joined the Women’s Farm and Garden Association. It seems quite a go-ahead group of people, despite being formed in 1899, though the marketing could do with some work: we didn’t even know it existed until I saw one of its badges for sale on ebay.

Perhaps ebay is a force for good after all.




18 thoughts on “Loose Ends and New Beginnings

  1. Lavinia Ross

    So the Ecocentre is vacant again and up for rent? How did that happen? I like the photos of the willow work.

    As for eBay, every cloud has a silver lining, so I am told. πŸ™‚

    1. quercuscommunity

      Not sure. First the two partners became one, then they remodelled the kitchen. The kitchen reopened and closed. Last time I was there someone was chasing them for money.

      When you look back on the farm it’s almost like there’s a curse on it, though it could also just be the malevolent presence of a lazy, greedy, untrustworthy farmer.

      Who can say? πŸ™‚

  2. Clare Pooley

    I couldn’t get your first two links to work though the second two are fine. I hope Julia and her group enjoy their trip to the show – agricultural shows are always good value for money.


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