Apple Day hailed great success

Thanks to everybody who came along to Forty Hall Farm’s first ever Apple Day celebration on Sunday. We had over 900 visitors and, despite the grotty grey weather, reports suggest that fun was had by all!

As well as watching sheep shearing, wool spinning and apple juicing demonstrations, visitors had a chance to try tai chi and to bob for apples. The Farm’s new goats and Jacob sheep were on show in the animal stockyard, while students and lecturers from Capel Manor demonstrated charcoal-making.

Volunteers from the Farm’s vineyard project also gave guided tours of the Farm and the Farm’s orchard volunteers were kept busy selling apples from the nearby Cam Valley Orchard.
Congratulations go to Lesley Knight, who triumphed in the Longest Peel competition with an impressive peel of 203cm. Good peel!

The day ended with the burning of an impressive fire sculpture, created especially for the day by local artist Joe Robinson.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the day a success, including all of the staff, volunteers and stallholders involved.

We’re now busy deciding what exciting things to do with all our leftover apples! Suggestions on a postcard please.