On the farm we care for our heard of Red Poll cattle, we also look after Alpacas and our laying Hens. Besides all the animal care duties we tend and maintain the estate.
From the garden we aim to provide the community with a wide range of fruit and vegetables, excess provides produce to local shops, restaurants and our vegetable box scheme.
The woodworking workshop sessions provide basic woodworking skills, enabling you to create a variety of products, from bird feeders and bat boxes to garden planters and split log Christmas trees.
In the art workshop we provide a range of handmade cards, prints, and candles to sell on behalf of the community. We encourage people to explore their creativity through their own personal interests, and to think creatively with recycled media.
In the weaving workshop we give opportunity for individuals to work with their own loom, taking them through the weaving process from warping, dressing, cutting and finishing to end with their own finished piece. Our products range from oven gloves to wall hangings.
Textile sessions at Thornage enable you to experiment with a variety of skills in order to create items for both personal achievement and for sale.
In the bakery you will learn to make bread from start to finish and a number of other items including rolls, scones and gluten free bread, which we make for the community as well as for sale to the general public at our events.
This workshop provides meals for the community and we get to use the ingredients from the farm and garden.
In the music workshop, we will be looking to practice singing and playing instruments, as well as practicing rhythm exercises and basic music theory.
Sometimes we do extra workshops like drama if we are rehearsing a play for a special event. Last year we did a play with Aylsham High School which we performed at our Garden Fete and we often do plays for Family Days.