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Let’s get building

At the heart of our farm…

we find our members and our farmers, but where can we meet, learn together and keep warm?

Farmer Sam recently gathered a team of farm members to get work going on our own straw-bale building. 

The aim is to provide indoor and outdoor space for farm-related social and learning events and shelter for the farm team.

Our current barn at Hawkwood is nice for the cows but does not meet these other needs well.  Improving facilities for storing, collecting and buying produce might also be something a new building could do.

The team is working together on all aspects of design, fundraising and how we expect to deliver the build and operate the building.

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Recipe Riddle

Recipe Riddle by Rowan

I am creamy white, my skin is brown and nobbly...

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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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Hocus-Pocus Pumpkin Scones

A Halloween delight - delicious with soup!

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Cullen Skink

This is a delicious Scottish soup. Very soothing, simple and quick from beginning to end.

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