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November and December Volunteer Workdays

Our next Volunteer Workday will be on Saturday 2nd November. All are welcome to our volunteer workdays. The day runs from about 10am – 4pm, with a good mix of work, chat, fun and food! Please bring a dish to … Continue reading

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We built a Wind Turbine…

…and here she is, spinning away in the sunshine! Left is the team who assembled for our wind turbine building workshop. Over 5 days, Jonathan Schreiber (center) led us through the process of building a Hugh Piggott designed 3F wind … Continue reading

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It’s Waxcap season!

Here are some of the lovely grassland fungi I have found in the last few weeks. If you want to know more about these gems of Autumn, Plantlife have produced this useful guide to Waxcap and allied fungi.

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Farm Produce – Shetland Beef and Lamb, Luscious Yarn

Once again, we will shortly have grass-fed meat available to sell from our flock of Shetland Sheep and our micro herd of Shetland Cattle. We will have a small amount of goat available too. We also have some lovely yarn … Continue reading

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DATE CHANGE – Roofing the Roundhouse

Due to unforeseen circumstances we need to change the date of the Roofing the Roundhouse Volunteer Weekend We will now be meeting Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September. I have updated details in the post below. As an added bonus, … Continue reading

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All Year Round – Equinox Harvest Supper

To celebrate the turning of the year, All Year Round are holding a Bring and Share Harvest Supper from 5pm on Sunday 22nd September We’ll be lighting the campfire, laying out the feasting tables and making a labyrinth in the … Continue reading

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Volunteer Weekend – Roofing the Roundhouse

We have had such fun building the roundhouse frame over two workshops this summer. Now it’s time to cover the roof! Would you like to come and help? We will be running two volunteer days – Saturday 21sr September and … Continue reading

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Volunteer Workday Sunday 4th August

A warm welcome to all to join us on our August volunteer workday, this Sunday 4th August. We have a few projects in mind – harvesting bracken for mulch and animal bedding, repairing fences with Chestnut fence posts, carrying out … Continue reading

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Roundhouse Building Workshop week two

We can accommodate a couple more people on this workshop….come and help raise the Round House roof! Learn lots, have fun and eat well. Camp in our beautiful meadows, food provided by Jayne from Veganishmum Pop Up Restaurant. More details … Continue reading

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Building a better wind turbine

“Many commercially available small wind turbines with plastic blades and steel towers are infamous for their low reliability, high embodied energy, and limited power output……Building them out of wood can address these issues” from Reinventing the Small Wind Turbine by … Continue reading

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