Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Open Day - Sunday 28th August 2011

Hello folks, we have Barley and Quinoa to harvest and hopefully eat and/or make into bread or lager this sunday. No combine harvesters here! we'll be doing it all by hand. Also, it would be good to get some more elderberry wine on the way so if you know trees near you please bring us some berries and you will be rewarded at christmas with some tasty wine. There is plenty of space to sow seeds outside and in the greenhouse, and also some nice wood to work with for making furnature. Work is not compulsory, all ages are welcome. We have a proper rain shelter up now so weather is not an issue. Call 07905 283114 or email for more information.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Open Day - Sunday 21st August 2011

This weeks activities:

More late summer sowing - Last week we sowed Broccoli, Chard, Coriander and Parsley, but there are more seedlings in the greenhouse to go out. The idea is that the Herbs and salad will bush out during the autumn and not go to seed as they did in the spring, with the Brassicas hopefully producing next spring.

Wooden Figure Carving - Have fun adding to the artwork on our welcoming scar-crow/shaman. We have some knives and chisels to lend out but only to those old enough or accompanied by parents.

Hard Labour for men - We have lots of fresh wood to work with at the moment from the Sycamore we sacrificed and it can all be used for making furnature for the sitting area and building a rain shelter. Weather you know about wood work or not, just build something, aslong as its safe it will do the job.

If anybody would like to cook, there is always plenty of food here to work with. Free teas and coffees as usual. For more info call 07905 283114

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Open Day Workshops - Sunday 14th August 2011

Elderberry Wine Making
This week we will be testing the plum cider from a few weeks ago and picking elderberries to make wine for the winter. If you know elder trees near you please collect some to bring along, we can't have too many!

Late Summer Sowing
August is the time for sowing leaf vegetables for autumn and winter which would otherwise go to seed if grown in mid summer. These include Coriander, Parsley, Cabbage, Chard, Celery, Lettuce, Spinach and Kale. We'll be experiementing with growing these things for the winter both indoors and outdoors.

Free tea and coffee plus a homegrown meal.
Call 07905 283114 or email for more information.