Gorgie City Farm is just down the road from where we live, a perfect place to visit for a quick walk amongst the animals. The goats were greeting visitors
the beautiful new sheep hut was empty today, but no doubt is being enjoyed as a shelter in the rain and at night
while the wild birds have lovely birdboxes like this one
Scotland the Bread, which brings together plant breeders, farmers, millers, bakers, nutritionists
and citizens to produce nutritious grain,
mill it close to home and use it to make wholesome,
slowly-fermented bread. The organisation works with scientists to research heritage Scottish and
Nordic wheats to find nutrient-rich varieties that do well in local
conditions. They aim to stimulate a market for the
improved grains by building capacity in community-scale, artisan bread
making. Scotland the Bread has helped the farm to set up a small wheat field, which when it is harvested will be used in homemade bread to be sold in the farm cafe.
Talking of the cafe, it's lovely to see that it's now been reopened and is looking better than ever, with it's whitewashed walls, animal themed tablecloths and farm themed bunting.