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CSA conference 2013 in Stroud

After meeting many inspirational CSAs (Community-Supported Agriculture projects) at my visit to the Eastern Region CSA gathering in June I was excited about the prospect of catching up with some familiar faces as well as a whole bunch of other projects at the National Conference in December, so me and Helen booked ourselves tickets to the conference and the train to Stroud, a place neither of us had visited before. A whole bunch of kind...
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The Hole truth and nothing but the truth

  Farmer Paul tries to hide away in his hibernation hole for winter This week’s CropShare farm day saw Farmer Paul (@waterlanderman on twitter) hit rock bottom as he attempted to dig himself into the ground for his winter hibernation. Read on to discover what could have driven him to this state… Treeplanting First job to get stuck into was planting out 40 or so native saplings, kindly given to us by Bev as part of her Woodland...
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Apple and Squash Harvest

Hunt the squash… It’s time to harvest squash and apple crops at the farm! The orchard had a tidy up this month as we scythed away long grass around the young trees to let our pickers through. The sheep have also been running around in there keeping the grass down.   The apple trees were all budded by Farmer Paul and are about 10 years old now. Varieites include various Laxtons, Spartan and Greensleeves. Jerry just visible through apples!      ...
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Potato and onion harvest

  Farming is a balancing act   What on earth did CropShare get up to his time? Among all the balancing tricks… Thomas with potato  Caitlin with squash  Axel with double balanced potatoes In field games…   Chuck da potato in da bag (Prize if you get it in= the potato) Fencing matches with large organic weed plants (Fat Hen is great for this)… Fight! Ferret play time… Hey polecat pal!   We actually managed to harvest LOADS of onions and potatos!...
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