Events at Day Services Provision
Thu, 1st August 2019 - Day Services Update - August 2019
The Service Users in the groups at the Blackdown Centre have been busy this month with nail painting, creating patterns on white cups that they dip into buckets of water which contains nail varnish, creating artworks with wool, felt pens and material and celebrating the moon landing anniversary date by exploring balloon powered rockets. They have also created a “moon landing” wall picture.
The Farm Rovers have been experimenting with willow and enjoying “Hula hoops”.
Service Users from the “From Scratch” cooking group decided to eat the meal they had created outside in the sun.
The Service Users chose the meal to cook, bought the ingredients using great budgeting skills, chopped and prepared all of the ingredients, cooked the meal, and then enjoyed the best part….eating it!
The Service Users who attend the “Mendip” group can be seen here placing a trestle fence that they have previously made from willow upon which we plan to grow climbing plants.
They have also been helping to tend the vegetable plot. Look how tall our lovely sunflowers have grown in the flower garden!
Some of our Service Users have been busy trimming branches in the “Woodland Craft” group.
One of our Service Users from the “Quantock” Centre at work cutting back the wild plants in the pony paddock using a petrol strimmer.
The group have made “fat balls” for the birds and mucked out the pony shelters.
Here are some of our chickens and a few of the eggs that they have laid. Happy hens!
The vegetable plot has produced some nice beetroot, courgettes, marrows, red peppers and tomatoes this month.
The Service Users in the “Walking group” at the Blackdown Centre have this month enjoyed some stunning views on Mendip hill walks, trekking in the Chew Stoke jungle and stream and a visit to the top of Cheddar Gorge.
They also discovered some cute ponies in a yard. Can you see the small one?
Mon, 1st July 2019 - Day Services Update - July 2019
“From Scratch” Cooking
The “From Scratch” cooking group have been harvesting ingredients from our vegetable plot to produce delicious healthy meals:
Flower bed construction
Service Users at The Mendip Centre groups have been busy constructing a flower garden to attract bees, and to provide a quiet area for people to sit and enjoy the aromas and colours of the flowers:
Mendip Centre look-out point bench construction -
Some Mendip Centre group members have been constructing a bench at the look-out point, so that people can safely sit down under the shade of the trees and view the Farm grounds:
Mendip Centre group members have been putting the recently built Potting Shed to good use replanting nasturtiums:
Some of the Mendip Centre group members have been planting trees and hedge cuttings on the main Farm track:
Service Users have been helping to keep our poly tunnels weed free. Our potato crop has been huge this year. Our Cooking Group and our residential homes will be able to make chips, roasters and mash in abundance:
Quantock Centre group members have been enjoying themselves while keeping our pigs, ponies and goats clean, fed and watered. The ponies also enjoyed a nice shampoo!
Sat, 1st June 2019 - Day Services Update - June 2019
Service Users at the Blackdown Centre have been busy creating artworks in the Arts & Crafts sessions and Chilled Art session, and enjoying hair weaving activities in The Hub.
The Craftshed Group have been busy preparing for their next Market Stall, cleaning and counting stock items, wrapping glassware in bubble wrap and enjoying a nice cup of tea at a local café.
The Farm Rovers group have been helping out in the vegetable plot. Blooming Great!!
The From Scratch cooking group have once again produced a delicious meal from basic ingredients.
Here they are focused on stirring the pot. Don’t let that burn now!
Service Users at the Mendip Centre have been getting stuck into composting the vegetable plot, taking pride in their hedge laying skills, woodworking and building bird boxes, carrying out footpath maintenance in the vegetable plot and weaving beautiful willow hurdles for fencing.
Service Users at the Quantock Centre have been carrying out the essential daily animal husbandry tasks - egg collecting, grooming the ponies, mucking out the stables and “poo picking” - which is then used for compost on the vegetable plot.
Our goats always take a keen interest in our activities and like to get involved.