Monthly Archives: November 2013

The rats are back :-(


Took all day to clear up after the weekend but it was well worth it- a thoroughly enjoyable weekend and it was pleasing to find out how much the public enjoyed it. Time to find out how many parkland trees died … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Christmas craft fair and rural goings on


The Wimpole lathers were in attendance at the Wimpole annual Christmas craft fair: mostly green woodworking but blacksmithing too. We had brought down my portable blacksmith forge for the weekend, and Matthew was very interested in having a go. Normally … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Winter is upon us :-)


Sunset is getting earlier- 4pm actually, and it’s getting a lot colder. In fact it’s getting to that time of the year when nearly all the leaves have fallen off the trees; however some are still hanging on. Field maple … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pressing (part 2)


So you want to make cider? Well there’s more to it than meets the eye. First you select your apples- if you live over in the West you’ll have cider apples available to you but in the East we only … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bonfire, hedges and fungi


Quite cold first thing in the mornings now and plenty of mist about, probably due to all that rain we’ve been having. It’s made the ground very sodden and difficult to drive on; time for a spell of dry weather … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A pressing day (part one)


I have no idea which varieties of  apples these are but they were picked for several different reasons and all came from the orchard at Cambridge Road Farm. I suspect the small yellow ones are semi crab apples with a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Special operating procedures and the Bryce Sumo


Having finished our other jobs it was time to erect the stock fence in Victoria Avenue. All the cleft oak posts had been placed along the route of the new fence which was  going to be a bit over 1000m. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment