Faith Farming and Fellowship

What ‘Faith Farming and Fellowship’ involves

Click here to book.  Faith Farming and Fellowship weekends and midweeks are an opportunity to do some work on the Grey Alders farm for half-price board and lodging. It’s very similar to the ‘Woofers’ philosophy (Workers on Organic Farms’).

Early morning view from Panache
Early morning view from Panache

Moreover, Grey Alders is registered on the Woofers website (click here to see – opens in a new tab automatically). There is always something to do on a farm, even on a 24-acre smallholding like Wernlwyd (Grey Alders in Welsh). Depending on the time of year, you may find yourself building a fence. Possibly you’ll be giving sheep a ‘drench’ medicine or trimming their feet. You could be clearing some bracken or brambles.

Judy bottle-feeding a lamb.
Judy bottle-feeding a lamb.

We have wood-burning stoves in the Lodge and the Abi mobile home, so you could be gathering firewood or even cutting and splitting logs. Maybe you will be tidying up a bit or casting a concrete step. There could be a session in the garden; one day we shall restore the polytunnels... In the winter you might give the cattle some food and in the spring, it’ll be lambing time. (Ring us on 07944 668809 for more info.)

A view of the cattle yard.
A view of the cattle yard.

Weekend

For a weekend Faith Farming and Fellowship, we’ll expect you on the Friday night. We’ll share a time of prayer and a meal together.
On Saturday morning there will be a time of prayer at 8am before we shoot straight out and get on with something.
Naturally we’ll come in for a hearty breakfast at a suitable break point around 10.30am. Then it’s back to work and we’ll really put in a shift until dinner time. 

Roast Loin of Mutton. You'll eat well.
Roast Loin of Mutton. You'll eat well.

We will expect the catering department to deliver tea and cakes fairly regularly, mind you...
Sunday is a day of prayer, devotion and rest here. Accordingly, we may just head off for a walk in the afternoon. We love following in the footsteps on the Celtic Saints fifteen hundred years ago. That’s faith-building. Obviously we’ll need something to eat after that and time for fellowship.
After breakfast on Monday morning we shall bid you a fond farewell, and hope it's all been a faith-builder.

On St Gwinio's Walk in Cwmbach
On St Gwinio's Walk in Cwmbach

Midweek

For a midweek Faith Farming and Fellowship, we’ll expect you on Monday night. We'll do a full day's work on Tuesday. In contrast to Sunday, Wednesday is a working day here.
Nevertheless, we may just skive off for a 'Celtic Saints' walk in the afternoon.
Then we'll say goodbye after breakfast on Thursday morning.

We love fellowship at Grey Alders.
We love fellowship at Grey Alders.

Stating the obvious

Obviously, Faith Farming and Fellowship is for the able-bodied and, yes, it all looks rather blokey. However, let’s face it, the man was created outside the Garden. That’s why men always enjoy getting outdoors.

Nevertheless, we welcome women, either coming as part of a couple or even one on her own! Whoever you are, you either bring a skill or the capacity for hard work or both and we'll pray you leave blessed and encouraged.

Book by clicking here.  If you need any further information, phone Judy on 07944 668809.