Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Last Tuesday was the first ever discovery of mink on the farm, when a body was found in the field above where are chickens currently live. Cause of death unknown. 50cm from nose to tip of tail, and with a fine set of sharp teeth. This could explain the number of disembowled chickens we have found in recent months, and these attacks will hopefully now stop - unless there are more mink in the area.
Update on 3rd July 2021 - we now realise that this was not a mink but a polecat, which is native but rare.
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.|
- 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
|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.|