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The Cucurbits: Pumpkins, Squashes, and Marrows

These vegetables belong to the Cucurbitagenus, in the family of plants that also includes melons and cucumbers, all fruits and vegetables that love the sun and summer. They originated in America where they were very important in the cultures of the native peoples there. The names pumpkin and squash are quite interchangeable, but we tend to refer to the Halloween-type squashes as pumpkins and all of the others as winter squashes.
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Summer Camp

On the bank holiday weekend in August we had our annual summer camp at Hawkwood. It was not so well attended as last year, but those who came had a great time. The tents got
pitched up at the bottom of our hayfield by the stream.
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