Events at Day Services Provision
Sat, 1st August 2020 - Day Services Update - August 2020
Each day the piglets are getting bigger and bigger – and even more mischievous! Their favourite hobby at the moment is trying to eat the shoes of anyone who comes near them:
Cooking on Fire
We have been making the most of all the lovely fresh produce from the Farm, not by just supplying it to the other Services but also by introducing a new session on Fridays – “Cooking on Fire” gives Service Users the chance to communally cook out in nature:
Butterfly & Bee Garden
For our new project in horticulture, we have started planting a Butterfly & Bee Garden. These flowers will attract the very important pollinators who are crucial for nature:
Game of Thrones
We have had lots of pallets arrive and have made the most of these by upcycling them. We have already made a welly rack and a bag storage table, this week however we enjoyed making out very own throne!:
Our Service Users have kept busy with plenty of Woodwork over the past month - in the future we will be looking at how we can produce different items in conjunction with the Craftshed:
Mon, 1st June 2020 - Day Services Update - June 2020
Due to the current circumstances we’re still only able to support our on-site Service Users at the Day Service. Here’s what they’ve been up to …
As usual Service Users have been feeding, watering and mucking out the pigs, chickens, goats and ponies in Animal Care. We’re still working on some maintenance jobs to fix fences and secure gates too. We’ve continued to chip away at the mammoth task of digging out the silt from the bottom of the pond in the chicken coop so we can re-fill it for the summer. No complaints from our hard workers though as you can see … see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil!:
Arts and Crafts
In our Arts & Crafts sessions this month we’ve created some artwork to remember lockdown life so we don’t forget this strange and historic time. We’ve made a rainbow collage of photos of all the stuff we’ve been up to, and we’ve also made a handprint canvas of all those who have helped on the Farm during lockdown. In addition to this some Service Users have been drawing and colouring their favourite bands, football teams and other interests:
Up at the Mendip Centre we’ve finished varnishing our veg plot signs and we’ve put them in around the garden.
We’ve spent a lot of time this month strimming to maintain the long grass, weeding the veg patches, mulching and protecting the trees we planted last year and turning our compost piles. And every spare minute we’ve spent keeping the barn and the trailer clean, or catching some well-earned rest in the shade!
Service Users have enjoyed walking up to the view point to admire the views from the shade of the trees:
Fri, 1st May 2020 - Day Services Update - May 2020
Due to the current circumstances we’re still only able to support our on-site Service Users at the Day Service. Here’s what they’ve been up to…
In Animal Care our Service Users have consistently fed, watered, and mucked out the pigs, chickens, goats and ponies as well as trying their hand at some maintenance jobs to fix fences and secure gates. We’ve also started the mammoth task of digging out the silt from the bottom of the pond in the chicken coop before we can re-fill it for the summer:
In our Arts & Crafts sessions this month we’ve been putting all of our recent art work up on display, we’ve painted our recycling bins to brighten up our eco efforts, and we’ve been getting creative by making up our own activities and competitions – most recently, the Bradbury House paper aeroplane championships!:
Up at the Mendip Centre we’ve been building net tents to keep the pests off of our vegetables and we’ve finished planting out all of our fruit and veg in the polytunnels. We’ve also been strimming to maintain the long grass and turning our compost piles.
The Service Users at Bendalls are still working hard with Day Service staff too. They’ve made excellent progress with the dry-stone walling behind the Blackdown Centre.
Service Users at The Old Rectory have also contributed to the Mendip workforce from home. We supplied them with pallets, a saw, a hammer, a chisel and plenty of kindling bags, and they have been able to stock up our kindling supplies for when the Craftshed shop can re-open!:
We’re very fortunate to have 250 acres of land to explore here, so we’ve been able to offer lots of walking group activities on site. Service Users have enjoyed walking up to the view point in the sunshine: