Our final lamb is born

A few days ago, after what we think was a tricky birth, our final Jacob lamb was born. It is a female which is wonderful because she will join our group of ageing ewes. However, we are a bit concerned she may have some issues with eyesight, and is quite frail. It’s hard to see…

Frosty Trees

Following our second annual tree planting day in November, our trees seem to be holding up to the somewhat biblical amounts of water they are receiving. Thank you to all who made it for the day, which was a great success with a total of 43 trees planted! We only have 37 left to go…

Training our lambs

After weeks of watching instructional videos on halter training sheep, one of our volunteers bravely tested out her knowledge on one of this years lambs. She commenced the training last week, demonstrating remarkable confidence and skill, so we expect the flock to be at her heel by the end of the summer!

Manna homebrew…

This year we decided to make use of the elderflower trees we have dotted across the project by experimenting with some home-brew. So our Syrian ladies made some rather tasty elderflower cordial while Bethany kicked off 5 gallons of elderflower champagne. The cordial went down a treat and the champagne continues to brew…

Funding news

We are pleased to announce 2 very significant donations for Manna. The first is towards our workshop building project which will provide a multi-purpose room giving us a place for shelter, meetings, 1:1 sessions, and indoor activities. Our funding target for this is £1,800 and the Wakeham Trust have very generously given us £900 towards…

A surprise for Manna

We had a wonderful surprise this week from 2 of our volunteers who took it on themselves to spend their weekend making a fantastic gate for the entrance into the woods. Anyone who has visited the project will know the ramshackle makeshift ‘gate’ we have had to date which was to keep the deer from…