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Last week, volunteers and students’ at Dale Farm went to Eccleston on the River Dee for a Kayaking session run by Colin Smith, Deputy Manager here at Dale Farm Wirral. Colin is retiring on the 14th of August and we will all be having farewell drinks at the Harvest Mouse in Heswall on the same day at 7pm! Colin is running a final Kayaking session for staff / volunteers / students on the 15th at 2pm, in Chester – please speak to Colin for further details
— at River Dee Eccleston
We have just added 2 new pieces of equipment that will support the work we do around the split seasoned logs we provide for our customers. The 7 ton horizontal log splitter was very kindly purchased by Naturen Ltd Jamie Uren’s Company and the Circular Saw was purchased from our own income generation.
As you make your way down from our car park through the pergola you are greeted by our new mosaic sign which has brightened up the access. This was created by the people who come to the farm with the help and support from Fiona and Wendy the arty girls from Lifelong & Family Learning Service.
This deck area was built by the team that transferred over to us from the Star Design Project so we owe them a big thank you! well done guys.
We now need to raise the funds so as we can purchase the seating and tables which would complete the project.
So far it’s been a good year for honey yields considering how many swarms were about early on in the season, in fact I will be collecting a swarm this evening in Ellesmere Port
Some of our bees have made the trip down the B roads to Llandegela Moors to forage on the heather so all being well we should have a supply of pure heather honey.
Dave a long serving volunteer at Dale Farm received his POINT OF LIGHT award from David Cameron PM on Wednesday 30th August 2014 at the Hillbark Hotel in Royden Park Frankby. This was in recognition of his commitment to volunteering to over many years.
The Dale Farm management team would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all of our volunteers for their commitment and hard work.
Such awards raise the profile of Dale Farm and the people it serves.