We now have a flock of Poll Dorset sheep. Here are they are with Ed, the tup, enjoying the sun on their freshly shorn backs!
We are proud to introduce the Lane End Farm Trust collaboration with the legendary Sheffield brand, Henderson's Relish.
These beautiful bottles are available to purchase with all funds going towards developing our Down To Earth project.
Please email us for details.
We are pleased to introduce our newest arrivals - a litter of 6 Kune Kune piglets. Mum Dotty is doing a great job and they are a happy, and very noisy, little family.
On Thursday 12th May, Gina, Izzy and the team took our first wheelchair user, Ian 'Wheelie' Burgess, on the full 10km trek into the moors. The sun was shining and it was a momentous occasion for the Trust. Years of dreaming, planning and hard work had finally been realised and the fact that it was shared with Wheelie, a true friend of the Trust, made it all the more special. We now intend to make this a regular event to ensure that wheelchair users can also enjoy what many of us take for granted.
Our lambs have started arriving, just in time for a weekend of forecasted snow! Unfortunately, we already have one lamb who needs bottle feeding as his mum rejected him. Little Rodders (named after our neighbour) is a happy little chap who is enjoying his milk and his sleep. Updates to follow.
We are really pleased to announce that Sheffield University Equestrian Society are volunteering at Lane End Farm and have chosen us as their charity of the year. Their fundraising has got off to a great start with a night hike and a bake sale. All the funds will go towards buying specialist equipment for our riding high project. We would like to say a massive thank you for their decision to support us in this project and we look forward to working with them in 2016.
On the 22nd of June, 8 hardworking volunteers from Halifax Bank came to Lane End Farm and refinished the wheelchair ramp in the Garden and built a new Pig Ark for our piglets to enjoy the rest of their lives grazing in a large meadow.
After building the Ark, the Halifax Volunteers (with the help of our loyal sheepdogs) helped us lead the hungry hogs down the road to their new home. The new Pig Ark was dubbed "Halifax House" an all the volunteers signed the entrance.
The piglets showed their gratitude by immediately burrowing and arranging the grass in their new home!
As far as the garden goes, the newly refurbished wheelchair ramp was tested by a group of students from Sheffield Futures two days later. One student in a wheelchair, was able to touch and taste all the new produce ready for harvest.
Well done all and a special thanks to Karla for arranging it all!
We are all excited to announce that Lane End Farm will make its Countryfile debut this Sunday.
We wish to thank the many people who turned up to support us and to give their permission to be filmed.
This is a special event for us which will change Lane End Farm forever. If you could be so kind as to encourage friends, family and colleagues to watch our debut that would be very much appreciated.
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Our mischievous Pygmy Goat, Wellington, recently lost his mum and is very lonely. Thanks to a generous donation we are able to purchase a nanny goat to be his companion.
Please get in touch urgently if you know of anyone that has a nanny Pygmy Goat for sale.