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:
“I am the best hoer”… “No you’re not”
Check out the weed cam underneath the lay-down weeder:
Sea of Squashes
After the obligatory shared lunch we started to set up:
gazebo 1 : Matt 0
Sky makes it all better
Reggie adding the final touches to the gazebos
The bread baking workshop provided us with lots of tasty rolls:
Nice baps Ben! 😉
Knead to get these in the oven soon…
More than a bakers’ dozen
Time for some fun and games while the rolls are in the oven:
And some crafty workshops- dreamcatcher making using farm willow branches:
Paul and Julie-Ann catching willow branches
So you just….
…and then you….
…completed dream catchers displayed under the cart!
And spinning some of the farm’s sheep fleeces:
Carding farm wool to use in handmade drop spindles
Lots of folks enjoying farm activities!
The Ukulele Troupe in the Stook
Playing in the Stook Den
Then it’s time for a tour of the farm:
follow the tour guide with the brolly
the latest fashion accessory – no farmer should be without one in 2013!
inspecting the orchard
gleaning marrows in the field
jam session in the afternoon
The happiest Farmer Paul looked all night
lots of tasty grub, freshly picked
farm courgette salad
Farmer Paul’s DIY barbecue
Who needs Gauloises when you’ve got a bbq?
Colourful beetroot salad
Farmer Doreen’s scones with farm berries
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…
Ceilidh in full swing
Then time for our campfire, sing-along, and camping!
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!