Farfield Farm Blog

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Harvesting Autumn 2017

November 4, 2017 at 7:21 am


The children have really enjoyed harvesting in the autumn term. Ms Howells reports that the children are working really hard: when we came back from the summer holidays, there were rather a lot of weeds but pupils have been tenacious in clearing the beds. Children of all ages have taken part in lots of harvesting activities and the produce has been sold on stalls on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Year 1 made soup for parents and all the Juniors made pasta sauce with freshly grown tomatoes. We had a good plum harvest this year and everyone picked apples: Year 1 also made baked apples. We even got some late strawberries and autumn raspberries. My personal favourite was the figs; the children seemed to most enjoy the peppery nasturtium flowers!

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Harvest Festival 2017

November 4, 2017 at 7:03 am


Farfield Farm produce was literally centre stage for the school’s Harvest Festival.

We had a guest appearance from Cabbage Comedian: the children were, frankly, a bit mean to him! A harsh audience…


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New chickens for the farm

November 4, 2017 at 6:47 am


Farm Club set off after school on Monday 3rd October to buy lots of new chickens for the school farm. Our flock had become depleted over the years due to old age, and very sadly a number were killed by travellers when they set up a site next to the school.

We went to Hinchcliffe’s Farm past Huddersfield to buy our chickens: we got some Light Sussex, Colombian Black tip, commercial hybrid, White Star and Rhode Rock. We also bought a special bird called a Cheshire Blue that is laying very special blue eggs!  Four of the chickens were sponsored by families.

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Some photos from July work with Year 3

July 20, 2017 at 9:39 pm


Year 3 children were busy harvesting on Wednesday and looking after the crops. Were there any pesky caterpillars on our cabbages? Are all the carrots orange?  Ms Howells reported that they were all great workers – as usual!

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Bees update

June 25, 2017 at 9:48 pm


The bees on the farm have had an interesting and dramatic year. Visit their Facebook site for more details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/716267001764773/permalink/1460168267374639/

Beekeeping club sprang into action when a huge swarm appeared in the orchard; they captured it and added it to one of our hives. RS had to ‘execute’ one of the queens…

Last week lots of classes got to see an observation hive and had a bee talk from Mrs Gilhooley and Mrs Lawrie. Fantastic!


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Harvesting this half term

June 23, 2017 at 3:10 pm


This half term, all of KS2 are using soft fruit from the farm for their cooking lessons as they are making fruity cup cakes. The children are harvesting lots of summer raspberries and strawberries. Loganberries and Tay berries are coming soon.

Year 1 are harvesting first early potatoes and chives for potato salads and Year 2 are making a Jamie Oliver salad using farm-grown peas, broad beans and garlic.


Photos to follow.

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