Monday, 19 September 2011

Thanks everyone for coming to see Wilf and me. We had a lovely weekend and saw lots of friends too. There wasn't much rain either which helped to bring out loads of people to the centre. The only problem was that we didn't have enough cake!!!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Hi there everybody!
Only 2 weeks to go until our green fair weekend.
I can't wait!!!
In case you have forgotten, it is on 17 and 18 of this month between 11am and 5pm.
You're lucky I found the time to write this, as I have been so busy hoovering up the fruit in the orchard. (Somebody has to do it - it might as well be me.)

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Heathfield Green Fair

Hi everybody, Sam here
I have been asked to tell everybody that our Green Fair is going to be on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September. Lots of lovely people who like rescuing animals and making sure that the world stays a nice place to live, plus selling really great, natural stuff will be here. The volunteers will be selling our apples and freshly pressed juice (I suppose I can't eat them all!), preserves, yummy lunches and teas. You can come and visit us in the orchard and have a guided walk round the beautiful garden. I will find out some more details soon and let you all know.
Please come! I can't wait to see you!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

We've been shorn!

As you may or may not be able to imagine, having your coat taken away so that only your pale, untoned body is on show for all to see can be quite embaarrassing. So, out of respect for Wilf, I have been a little bit hesitant in putting these photos up. But there you have it. We had our fleecy coats all sheared off!

What a shame the post is in the way of Wilf's face in this picture.
I am glad about this actually, because I think I would have become lamb chops quite quickly in this weather we've been having. Liz was very keen - a bit too keen - to take some pictures of us. Most of them were wobbly, but I think I look particularly cute as usual.

There is so much to eat in the orchard at the moment. Everyone knows that eating is my favourite thing to do ever, and I'm not ashamed of that. But between you, me and the yew tree, I think I'm going to get a bit of a belly! Head-butting around with Wilf should keep me in shape. I want to audition for some film work given that Lorraine says I have a face that has to be seen by all.


Rambo aka Sam x

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

WOW! I am so happy. My special friends worked really hard and raised lots of money for Wilf and me - we can have our fleeces cut now!! I am getting really hot under all this fluff, though Liz says this is the best one I will ever have.
They say that they took about £800, but we have to share it with the wildlife. There are a lot of babies around now, and there are only so many carrots that a boy can eat!

Saturday, 7 May 2011

I can't wait until tomorrow! I'm going to have lots of visitors and I'm sooo excited!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Heathfield Ecology Centre
The Old Orchard, Heathfield, Coombe Lane, Croydon CR0 5RH
Tel: 020 8 657 0954 (evenings)

Plant, Seed & Seedling Sunday 8 May 2011
12:00 - 16:00

Make a date and come to Heathfield Ecology Centre if you are looking for something pretty to plant in your garden. You may want plants to attract wildlife to your garden or to try your hand at growing your own vegetables. We have experts on hand to help you to make your choice.
If you have some surplus seedlings, we will be very grateful to receive them as all profits go to our Wildlife Rescue & Animal Welfare Fund.
Our Heathfield Pantry Cafe will be open throughout and serving homemade soup and bread rolls at lunchtime and traditional cream teas during the afternoon. We will also have homemade preserves, cards and gifts for sale. We also have animal rescue associations and other stalls.

Thursday, 24 March 2011


I'm loving these warm, sunny days. Spring has sprung and the orchard is getting very tasty. People are coming to visit me and I love this, though apparently jumping up to say hello is baad, very baad. But I find it hard to resist because I'm such a sociable sheep.

I've had some requests for another ovine joke, so here goes:

What do you get if you put a sheep in an oven?*

A woolly sweater.

Haa haa haa haa baa baa baa!!

Well, it's time for me to go I suppose. I'll try to write again soon, if I'm not too busy stuffing my face. I would like to tell you now that I am not fat, I just have a huge fleece.

Yours fluffily,

*Please do not try this. It is just an ovine joke.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Hi everyone! I have been so busy exploring and eating that I forgot to tell you that there is a big meeting in the house on February 26th. All the members are getting together to hear the news from the last year, including talking about me!!! Afterwards they will listen to a talk about wildlife ponds from my friend Alan, before having some lovely food and drink. The only thing is- they haven't asked me to come - maybe because I always have dirty feet.