Archives for April 2015

Monks Yard Flower Garden

What a lovely day!!  This afternoon James, Bear and Laura planted a whole range of beautiful plants today, including cornflower, aster, alchemilla mollis daisy and sweetpea plants.  Nigella and bupleurum seeds, and gladioli corms.  Cosmos, sunflower, larkspur etc., to follow.  Watch this space for news of cut flowers!

Football (Last games of the season)

We played 4 games of Football on Sunday. We won 1, drew 1 and lost 2. The game we won it was 7-0 two players got hat tricks and I kept a clean sheet. Written By Simon

News from the Volunteer Group at Ferne Animal Sanctuary – New Arrivals!!

Today at Ferne, Laura, Ryan, Soraia and I were fortunate to be introduced to some new arrivals.  Luke, a member of the animal care staff very kindly allowed us to see and also to actually hold some baby guinea pigs  ………….. they were so cute!!  They were very calm and confident, having clearly been handled…

Christmas Party (A little late)

This year is no exception even later! To be fair the food was brilliant, the atmosphere amazing and the party spirit superb. Ben got into the party and was as jolly as ever (See photo below).   It has taken a while to post this! We always have a Christmas Lunch and this year was…


Stephen works at Pitway every Wednesday. Everyone knows him well and he does a first class job preparing lunches and teas. He is invaluable and clears everything before he leaves.


We have introduced fresh cream cakes and everything is home made at Sweet Surprise.  

Sweet Surprise Allotment

It is the beginning of April and yet the allotment is looking really great.  Nick and his crew cleared most of the site earlier in the year and we now have broad beans flowering, potatoes in, onions and shallots sprouting.  Mangetout is ready to plant out and the cabbages are bulking out. More photo’s to…

Monks Yard Cutting Garden

We have had the opportunity of another gardening venture, at Monks Yard at Horton Cross.  Dave Marks has offered us a plot in their community gardening area and we have decided to dedicate it to cut flowers.  Hopefully Monks Yard will be able to use the flowers as well. Watch this space for photo’s and…

Cakes to raise money for Bristol Zoo visit and tour

We made some raspberry and white chocolate muffins, flap jack, and beetroot brownies, and Australian crunch  to sale to raise  money to go to Bristol zoo to find out what they do and also look around the animals that live there and to talk to the staff  and find out how they clean them out and…

Green Light for Second Volunteer Group

We are delighted to announce that thanks to the support of Somerset Community Foundation in the form of a donation we are able to go ahead with a second volunteer group. This time we will be working at Secret World Wildlife Rescue with wild animals rather than domestic as we currently do at Ferne Animal…