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We are very fortunate to have received a LEADER grant to turn our education building into a permanent, independent building. This severs the building from the main house and attaches all amenities to the mains. At the same time there will be some internal restructuring to the building, adding a kitchen and office space


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Christmas geese

All our organic geese were collected and enjoyed over the Christmas period! They are a wonderful addition to the festivities. It's never too early to order one for Christmas 2018. Give us a call or email to place your order

Farmer's Five Award

On Monday 9th October 2017 there was a presentation of awards and certificates to members of the Farmer’s Five group ( vulnerable adults) at Susan’s Farm, The Croft, Houghton. All five of the students had achieved these qualifications in Agriculture with the support and under the guidance of Newton Rigg College, Penrith. The students were supported financially by Cumbria Community Foundation to undertake these qualifications.


The awards were presented by Andrew and Jane Humphries. Andrew was vice Principal of Newton Rigg College, and Jane is a trustee of the Cumbria Community Foundation and chairs its grants committee .


The presentation and celebration was attended by relatives and supporters of the students as well as the Director and tutors from Newton Rigg College. Special thanks were given to Ruth Alcroft who had tutored and guided the students week by week on the farm.


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