On 10th August we had our annual harvest party.

The day began with a bit of speed-hoeing, flatbed weeding and harvesting of tasty vegetables for the feast:

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"I am the best hoer"... "No you're not"

“I am the best hoer”… “No you’re not”

 

Check out the weed cam underneath the lay-down weeder:

Sea of Squashes

Sea of Squashes

 

After the obligatory shared lunch we started to set up:

gazebo 1 : Matt 0

gazebo 1 : Matt 0

Sky makes it all better

Reggie adding the final touches to the gazebos

Reggie adding the final touches to the gazebos

 

The bread baking workshop provided us with lots of tasty rolls:

Nice baps Ben! ;-)

Nice baps Ben! 😉

Bread Making Workshop at CropShare Harvest Party 2013

Happy Bakers

Happy Bakers

Knead to get these in the oven soon...

Knead to get these in the oven soon…

More than a bakers' dozen

More than a bakers’ dozen

 

Time for some fun and games while the rolls are in the oven:

Home run!

Home run!

Rounders at CropShare Harvest Party 2013

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And some crafty workshops- dreamcatcher making using farm willow branches:

Paul and Julie-Ann catching willow branches

Paul and Julie-Ann catching willow branches

So you just....

So you just….

...and then you....

…and then you….

...completed dream catchers displayed under the cart!

…completed dream catchers displayed under the cart!

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And spinning some of the farm’s sheep fleeces:

Carding farm wool to use in handmade drop spindles

Carding farm wool to use in handmade drop spindles

Lots of folks enjoying farm activities!

Lots of folks enjoying farm activities!

The Ukulele Troupe in the Stook

The Ukulele Troupe in the Stook

Playing in the Stook Den

Playing in the Stook Den

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Then it’s time for a tour of the farm:

follow the tour guide with the brolly

follow the tour guide with the brolly

the latest fashion accessory - no farmer should be without one in 2013!

the latest fashion accessory – no farmer should be without one in 2013!

inspecting the orchard

inspecting the orchard

gleaning marrows in the field

gleaning marrows in the field

jam session in the afternoon

jam session in the afternoon

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O'zapft is! The Märzen from Black Bar Brewery is tapped!

“O’zapft is!” The Märzen from Black Bar Brewery is tapped!

The happiest Farmer Paul looked all night

The happiest Farmer Paul looked all night

lots of tasty grub, freshly picked

lots of tasty grub, freshly picked

farm courgette salad

farm courgette salad

Farmer Paul's DIY barbecue

Farmer Paul’s DIY barbecue

Who needs Gauloises when you've got a bbq?

Who needs Gauloises when you’ve got a bbq?

Colourful beetroot salad

Colourful beetroot salad

Farmer Doreen's scones with farm berries

Farmer Doreen’s scones with farm berries

The Feast, including 2 cakes by Afternoon Tease

The Feast, including 2 cakes by Afternoon Tease

 

And then it’s time for the Ceilidh- with music and calling provided by the Cambridge University Ceilidh Band!

Like the Hokey Cokey, but more complicated...

Like the Hokey Cokey, but more complicated…

Cambridge CropShare: Ceilidh at Harvest Party 2013

Smooth Moves

Smooth Moves

Ceilidh in full swing

Ceilidh in full swing

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Then time for our campfire, sing-along, and camping!

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This was taken in the morning, when the campers had the cheeky sheep as company...

This was taken in the morning, when the campers had the cheeky sheep as company…

 

Thanks to our photographers Axel, Reggie and Lakshmi; the Cambridge University Ceilidh Band; Afternoon Tease, and everyone for coming along!