Work on our new entrance is continuing, sited in a safer location further up the hill, with a new car-park for five cars. Yesterday we relocated a pair of old granite gate-posts, neither of which had been used for several years (one of them was even lying down in the yard), to flank the new entrance, and today the tarmac section was completed. We hope the new entrance will be in use by Christmas.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
As part of National Tree Week, on Monday 25th November we planted the first 50 of 200 native trees planned for this winter. The first 50 were planted by local volunteers around our new car-park and entrance, to screen the car-park whilst providing a food source for birds. We planted blackthorn, hawthorn, dogwood, guelder rose, goat willow, and redcurrants.
Small £6 box - Crown Prince squash, leeks, kale, potatoes, and carrots (see above).
Standard £10 box - all the above, plus celeriac, cauliflower and spring greens.
Please contact us on 788454 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
|Rex, our long-term volunteer from Holland, running our stall.|
We will be holding a Winter Fair here at the farm on Sunday 8th December from midday till 3:30pm.
- Stalls with crafts, plants, food, information, and fundraising.
- Our farm shop with some Christmas gift ideas.
- Farm Christmas hamper orders being taken.
- Farm tours.
- Meet the chickens and help collect eggs.
- Live music from Pendeen Junior Band, Pendeen Silver Band, plus a folk duo.
- The pop-up Cowshed Cafe.
- A campfire (weather permitting).
- Plus the unveiling of our new "Seedbox" multipurpose space inside the packing shed.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
|Desperately attempting to make the cob building weatherproof before the onset of winter proper.|
|The main section of damage to the packing shed roof repaired.|
|Creating our new space within the packing shed, to be a multifunctional room, but as yet unchristened!|
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Every farm, like every house, needs a place to store things, and we are blessed with a large packing shed (formerly a cow shed when it was a dairy farm) for this. But as the farm develops and our operations expand we need more space. We now have a plan for the far end of our packing shed, so yesterday a team of volunteers cleared the area, and organised the stuff that we found there, accumulated over many years - a potter's wheel, a weaving loom, a collapsable stretcher, a TV aerial, several crates of reject potatoes, old plaster board, a sheep crush, a polytunnel cover, some pig fencing, crates of empty bottles, severa, windows and doors, two kitchen sinks, old tiles, a large bee sculpture, a chicken shed, old chains, stacks of chairs, and archaic egg incubator, two compost bins etc....
This particular winter task is always a cathartic experience, and a good indoor job to do on wet cold days. The stuff has been disseminated amongst our other outbuildings, where hopefully it will be put to good use, though plenty has ended up destined for the local recycling centre.
|And after - with Bruno, Jun, Rex and Kim.|
|Bruno picking some of the few swedes that we managed to grow this year.|
|Bruno heading to the chicken sheds at dawn with a wheelbarrow of feed.|
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
the last of our cucumbers for this season (one or two depending on size),
either Ambo or Maris Peer potatoes,
kale (whichever variety is most plentiful),
a bunch of carrots,
and a cabbage.
The small boxes (£6 each) will have the first 6 items, and the standard boxes (£10 each) will have all 9 items (and 2 of the squash instead of one).
|A section of the packing shed roof blown away. Thankfully this happened on a Saturday morning after all but 3 of our veg boxes had already been collected/delivered on the Friday.|
|Barometer reading on Sunday 4th November.|
|Waterlogging inside the polytunnels.|
|And outside too.|