Welcome to our blog post No. 79

3rd  December 2021 – Welcome to our blog post No. 79

It’s December and it’s snowed! Maybe not enough for a snowman tho’


At Northchurch, Nigel & the team were doing some great fencing work around the shop to finish up the latest stretch.






James helping to do the veg boxes and stock for the shop.









James Kenyon attends and has had his paintings in an exhibition put together by Artbox, a social enterprise scheme based in London.

   “James loves the hills, mountains ,forests and the wide open spaces. He finds peace and this is reflected in his paintings .There is a calmness about his work”
   James uses acrylics and paints mostly from photos he has taken on his travels.






Cats enjoying the warm.








They have all been re-united after one had an injured leg and has been safe in its crate for a while.







Adventurous but stuck up a tree. Catherine came to the rescue.








Introducing & welcoming Smithy, the new Kickstart / apprentice at Northchurch.








Fantastic job weeding, helping to keep on top of things.

It snowed……. the chickens quite enjoyed it.









Olivia has a new recruit for her Friday morning stretch classes







– George.

Mince pie making team ready for the wreath making workshop on Saturday.














The table decorations made at HFG were ordered by ‘the Gatsby’ restaurant in Berkhamsted and look lovely on  their tables.








Marc, Hugh and his helper Leanne showing off their hard work in the orchard this week.









One of Sunnysides friendly robins patiently waiting for worms.








Last weekend Sunnyside joined the Rotary Club of Hemel Hempstead for a sleigh run around the Belmont area. Cold but all were dressed for the weather and the occasion.






Catherine (NC), Mark as Santa, Sam (HFG) and Zoe (NC)

All monies collected from all the runs through December are collected and distributed to all the charities involved. Thanks team.



Last weekend David & Suvi from the Activity Centre took the Sunnyside produce stall to the Bovingdon Christmas Lights & Street Fayre







….and it snowed.


Lots of Sunnyside goodies from each site including Christmas puds, gnome tree decs and willow wreaths for the Activity Centre team. These are all available from our farmshops and the market stall in Berkhamsted on a Thursday.

Tasty homemade lunches included lasagne this week.























Some more Christmas puds were wrapped ready for sale by Scott, Clare and Annette this week.






Michael and Aisha raking this weeks fallen leaves from the driveway to keep it safe and smart.






Other team members continued around the site – the leaf mould pile must be enormous! Good for the allotments though.






Michael & Pete






Riz & Tim









The market stall manned by Noreen, Tim & Jacqui – all well wrapped and fortified with hot drinks as it was on snowy Thursday.







Hampers, puds and snowman for sale.














Noreen and Tim advertising our wreaths – only £15, natural and handmade.










This week there is the Sunnyside Wreath event at Hemel Food Garden with wreath making experts – Jules & Mike. Hope lots of creative juices are flowing!


Age UK have a willow wreath making event at the Activity Centre in the new wood shed next Wednesday.


And Sunnyside will be at Asda Watford on the 9th collecting outside the store.

Have a great week!