Welcome to the SRT blog No. 128

16th December 2022 – Welcome to our blog post No.128

PARTY TIME! Well, here are the photos and a couple of videos – making memories of this years Christmas party!

Led by Joe & Sarah on stage – thank you!

Lots of snowy photos this week for you.


The Northchurch farm shop had one snowy customer on Monday! Keeping warm clearing the paths.

Taking care of the animals and making sure their water isn’t frozen.

Matthew filling the salt bins around North church.

Georgie and Matthew made some great Christmas trees – pallets get used for all sorts.

We’re very please with our homemade snowman. The family of snowmen is growing.

Winter wonderland wildlife walk.


The wreath workshop took place last weekend at Hemel Food Garden in the cosy greenhouse. Lots of creative juices flowing and beautiful wreaths made.

Last week a team went up to G.I. Rogers and sons to gather fir foliage for the wreath event.

Whilst the snow is on the ground and the orchard is frozen the teams have been crafting indoors. Card and decoration making.

Trainees’ wreaths – now for sale at the farm shop (could be turned into a stylish hat!)


These super ‘glitter’ ball decorations are available in the farm shop now.

Lotty checking out the compost on a lovely crisp morning.


The Activity Centre popped up to Christmas Tree Place to choose this years tree for the site. Sophia, Robbie and volunteer an.

Back on site and Becca & Tim get to decorating the tree.

Winter chutney being prepared by Annette and Mark.

Still making Reindeer. They have gone very well this year. Simon maneuvers the legs to check for wobble whilst Kwasi dresses them. With a new batch completed the wood shed team move onto wreah making. Volunteer Ian ponders how to go about the task!

Beautiful shot from Ian P. These trees are close by to the site.

Ian B and Caroline set to, clearing the driveway and then grit.

Happy Birthday Sophia!


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Have a great weekend….

…until next week.

I will be on annual leave but keep an eye out for a Christmas quiz (and the answers) in next weeks blog.