Cows and Worms

Thursday, July 13th 2017

Preparations are in full swing for our celebration weekend. Highlights include the arrival of the Dexter cows from Big Sheep Little Cow and the return of the wormery.

The cows are starting their time with us in the Plover’s Pool field, where they are enjoying a paddle and some lovely grazing, before starting their regular job of grazing our wetland in a few weeks time. This year we welcome back Fern (who was with us last year) and Dolly, also known as Dumpy (who was with us a couple of years back) and extend a brand new ‘hello and welcome’ to Florence – Fern’s calf, born last Boxing Day!

There will be opportunities to find out more about these beautiful animals and meet them with members of the team from Big Sheep Little Cow this weekend…

With some repairs and upgrades kindly made to our wormery by Colin (and new doors to come in the next few weeks) it is now back in position, complete with composting-specialist brandling worms. Pupils from West Park Academy in Darlington gave the worms their first meal of leftovers to get started on. 

They’re looking forward to coming back next week to see what’s changed, comparing the sides of the wormery with and without worms… Come along this weekend to see our wormery, learn about worms and get creative making an artistic woven wormery!

Huge thanks again for the continuing efforts of our fantastic volunteer team


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