I am Brother Joseph;
I look after the Abbey Farm.
The Abbey needed a very big farm to feed all the monks and all the other local people who work for us. We also have fishponds to look after so we could eat fish on Fridays.
The Abbey had a large vineyard for growing grapes to eat and make wine. We have animals to look after, wheat, barley, and oats to grow to make bread and to feed our animals. We are kept very busy throughout the year. We employ some local people to help us, which has encouraged Evesham to become bigger.