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Recent farm update.

News from Stroud Micro Diary

Stroud Micro Dairy is becoming a reality and come March 201 7 raw milk, yogurt and kefir will flow. It is exciting to be a new addition to the Community Supported Agriculture family in Stroud; instead of veg shares, ours will be milk. As Oakbrook farm (the new plot of land that is home to […]

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SCA Barn Dance

Hey, hey! We would like to invite you to our annual BARN DANCE event. It will be held on the 10th of September at our Brookthorpe Farm.  The gates open at 3:00 PM. There will be a barbecue (from 5:30-7:00PM) and a bar. Kid’s dancing starts at 4:00PM and adult dancing will be from 7:00PM.  Entry: Adults […]

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Hammonds Farm news: Community Land Buy Out Going Forward

The Biodynamic Land Trust (BDLT) has agreed the sale of Lot 3 of Hammonds Farm with the Burcombe family and the sale process is currently underway. The short time scale – the appeal was launched on 5 June – of this successful campaign is truly amazing, as is the support of over 200 people who […]

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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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