Friday, August 19, 2016

Swallow fledglings

Photographed today in one of our outbuildings.

Veg boxes 19th August

Small (£6) veg box - new potatoes, peppers, courgettes, rainbow chard, runner beans, and salad leaves.
The standard (£10) box also contained bulb fennel, red Russian kale, parsley, tomatoes and a cucumber (but no salad this week).

Franziska

Franziska, from Germany, first volunteered with us in autumn 2013, and came back for more this summer. Thank you for your help and hard work, and enjoy your time up in Scotland!
Taking a break whilst planting pumpkins....

Darel and Rosella

Darel and Rosella, from Rome, left for London today after wwoofing with us for almost 2 weeks. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank them for their hard work on the farm and in the house, especially bringing in the hay (see last entry), transplanting leeks, and making tiramisu!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hay day

We cut our hay on Monday 8th August, baled it on the Friday, and brought it into the barn on the Saturday.
The hay being baled, as seen from our camping field.
This year we cut Carn Field and Top Field at the top of the farm, the first time we have cut these fields for our own hay, althoug they have always previously been cut for silage. Carn Field yielded 238 bales, and Top Field 100. Six years ago, when the community first began farming here, Carn field was known as Dock Field for then-obvious reasons, but six years of traditional summer cutting have minimised this old problem.
Hay bales awaiting collection in Carn Field.
Loading hay into the trailer - Darel, Arron and Rosella.
The 2016 Hay Crew - Hugh, Arron, Olivia, Darel and Rosella.
Our hay is now all stacked in the open barn, and will soon go on sale. Many thanks to the volunteers who helped to bring it in from the fields!

Veg boxes 12th August

Small (£6) veg box - cabbage, potatoes, chard, crystal lemon cucumber, courgettes, tomatoes, and chillies.

Standard (£10) veg box - potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, basil, courgettes, chillies, peppers, crystal lemon cucumber, chard, and salad.
Email us on vegbox.bcf@bcents.org.uk to order your veg box.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Felix and Emil

Many thanks to Felix and Emil, who left us last Friday to return home to Germany, after volunteering with us for two weeks.