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Estonia, an excursion into mosquito valley!!!!!!! Part one


So where did Richard Brown and myself disappear off too leaving behind a grotty wet English morning. (note to self, managed to just board the plane despite Stansteads efforts to undo all our timing schedual unlike 2016!!!!!). Well it was … Continue reading

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Here we come a wassailing


On Saturday 14th, the Greenwood group were invited to demo some of our ’skills’ at the Trumpington Community Orchard Wassail and to join in the celebrations. Wassailing refers to the ancient custom of visiting orchards usually in cider-producing regions, drinking … Continue reading

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Wimpole park & Home farm 1828


Delving into the vast archives I have on my computer this christmas I realised that there is an enormous amount of information about Home farm through the ages. However in this blog I’ll deal with the period around the early … Continue reading

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Greenwood group on tour at the Burwash Manor Apple Day


The Burwash Apple day has become a regular autumn treat for the Estate Greenwood craft group as we have demonstrated their for the last 5 years. Burwash Manor is a group of converted farm buildings housing a selection of independent, … Continue reading

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Lower Winskill farm, Yorkshire Dales


A rather delated report from early July. A time to mow a meadow in the on the Lower Winskill farm in the Yorkshire dales, note the word ‘mow’ I need not say anymore on this subject 😉 http://www.meadowconnections.co.uk Lower Winskill is … Continue reading

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I arrived back from Romania to find a number of trees had been blown down by some strong winds. The trees had been in full leaf which makes them more vulnerable because of the increased sail effect. Without the wood … Continue reading

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Romanian traditional rural life ebbing away


It’s been quite a while since I last visited the Matis family in Rasca so this May I took the chance to spend seven days with them. Their home is also a guesthouse and is situated in the Apuseni mountains … Continue reading

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Ancient trees, forest law and foresters


Interesting blog from Charter, for trees, woods and people. The job title ‘forester’ isn’t quite what you think, in fact it is a person that had and can have a very varied job for the King no less. In the … Continue reading

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You sow the seeds and wait and see what turns up in June


A long time ago, thirty years actually, I walked down the South Avenue and it was bare. Small lime trees were struggling for life, hedges were succumbing to glyphosphate (well the hawthorn was) and the grassland  was full of creeping … Continue reading

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Making hay with Vikings, Norway


  Making hay with Vikings by Shane O’Reilly At about the age of twelve I recall my mother explaining to me the reason for algebra and how, suddenly, the penny dropped and its usefulness became clear. I experienced a similar moment … Continue reading

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