Tuesday, December 19, 2017
On Sunday 17th December we held a festive lunch at the farm, to which all our staff and volunteers were invited, with everybody asked to bring something, anything, to share.
On Friday 15th St Just celebrated a "festive Friday" as part of the run-up to Christmas, with Santa playing a barrel organ in the Square, a farmers and crafts market in the WI Hall, Pendeen Silver Band playing in the Square, the Christmas lights turn-on, a walking nativity with live animals, followed by a winter ceilidh in the Old Town Hall.
|Our stall at the evening farmers and craft market.
|Harvesting Chinese cabbage/leaves from the Sausage polytunnel.
Standard veg box (£10) - Chinese cabbage, savoy cabbage, potatoes, leeks, parsnips, a pumpkin portion, black winter radishes, Vietnamese coriander, celeriac, and chard.
Two of our wwoof volunteers have recently returned home for Christmas (three are staying to share the festivities with us) - Marcello, from Italy, after 6 weeks, and Clement, from the French Alps, after one month.
Many thanks to both Clement and Marcello for their help this winter, and we wish them both a merry Christmas back home.
|Marcello helping Otta wash-up after our festive lunch.
|Clement digging up leeks in the market garden.
Monday, December 11, 2017
|In the Mothership, just before pulling out the cucmber vines and some of the strawberries, with the Siberian kiwi having shed most of its leaves.
|In the Sausage, with a succession of headed lettuces, cut-and-come-again salad leaves, watercress, parsley, and oriental leafy vegetables.
|In Valentine, with crops of carrots and daikon (mooli radish) almost ready for harvesting, and some spring greens just gone in (following on from our pepper crop).
|In Nigel, full of a succession of winter salads.
|In Imogen, following on from our tomato vines, now full of watercress, green sprouting broccoli, lettuces, cabalonero, radishes, pak choi, parsley, coriander, Chinese cabbages, vivid choi, radicchio etc...
|Fran, Alice and Herbie putting some finishing touches to the tree.
|The community farm's tree in the festival.
|Humpty Dumpty atop the farm's tree.
The small £6 box contained potatoes, kale, a pumpkin portion, beetroot, leeks, and a bag of mixed salad leaves.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
|A selection of home-made cakes in the pop-up Cow Shed Cafe - it's not an open day without cakes!
|Rosie's food van serving gorgeous burgers in the farmyard (alongside Sonja's tombola and our newly reclaimed picnic benches).
|Crafts in the cob barn - making "all the king's horses and all the king's men" for the Miner's Chapel Christmas Tree Festival.
|Crafts and spontaneous festive singing in the cob barn.
|Meeting the chickens and collecting eggs.
|Eleven members of Pendeen Silver Band playing carols in the farmyard to end the day - wonderful.