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There's a whole host of stuff which we are willing to put our hand to, which we enjoy doing and which others have found useful. The list below is not extensive so if you have a need which is even vaguely connected to any of these, do contact us direct and we may be able to help you, or if not we may even know a man who can..
An assortment of friends enjoy playing together as a barn dance band. We began by arranging self-help entertainment for our own children's weddings, but were surprised that some of the invited guests invited us to play for their own functions. It is common knowledge that "you can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear" so you can tell from our name where we place ourselves in the continuum of barn dance professionals. We have a varied and growing repertoire and have even been know to learn "favourites" for particular groups. We charge approx. £300 plus expenses dependent upon how big a band we get together. Did you know that barn Dancing has been scientifically proven to be one of the most holistically beneficial forms of entertainment. We'd be happy to give you that experience.
As an extension of our varied cooking and baking enterprises we can cater for small social functions. Our most recent task was a surprise Silver Jubilee Wedding anniversary Party with about 50 guests. We have supplied meals consisting of welcoming mulled wine and soft drinks, three hot main course choices, one vegetarian, and a choice of about 5 hot and cold dessert dishes followed by coffee, priced at £15 per head. We are also happy to quote for inclusion of wine and toasting drinks.
Part of our Celtic Christian heritage embraces the value of Storytelling as an art form, a teaching medium and an entertainment. We would only consider ourselves as novices but we enjoy it. We would be happy to consider meeting with any group in any context and share some Stories.
There is always work to be done on the smallholding, and never enough time to do it. We are delighted to have folk over to lend a hand with this work. Some folk have simply given us a days work for the cost of their meals and refreshments. We have also had work experience visits from Autistic young adults and their tutors and carers. In addition, "work" can be very theraputic when on retreat, and this can be arranged as well. We generally consider this to be a "quid pro quo" exercise with no money changing hands. It is conceivable that we could "employ" someone for small amounts of work. Moreover, if there were the opportunity of our being paid to make our facilities for work available for work experience of some kind we would be delighted to try to help out.
We believe we have been made stewards of a little piece of Gods wonderful world. To hold this selfishly to ourselves would be an iniquity. If you think a day "on the farm" would be helpful or simply enjoyable for you, your family, your workmates, your class, or whatever, do contact us and we will try to accommodate you needs.
We also welcome work parties to help us manage the land. There is always a variety of jobs to be done, from simple cleaning and gardening to heavy duty digging, hedging, mowing etc. If you would like a good work-out in the countryside give us a call and we'll see what we can offer.
Revised 18 September 2019