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Site Update 14th May

Jobs done since 7th May • Planted Hispi cabbage seedlings through mypex and covered with enviromesh • Prepared seed beds for more turnip & swede sowings • Sowed more carrots for succession • Removed outer blades from rotovator and rotovated … Continue reading

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Day on the Farm 19th December with mulled wine

We had a good day at Winfarthing and came home with sprouts, parsnips, celeariac, leeks, leaves, and probably slugs! There are still some potatoes in the shed that haven’t been taken. We also celebrated Christmas with some mulled wine and … Continue reading

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Sowings so far

A brief report on Thursday’s activities in the greenhouse at Gabbi’s on the 18th. We sowed in pots & plugs:Long courgette, a few round courgette, cucumber, butternut squash, ichi kuri squash (misspelt I know), crown prince squash, pumpkins, cobra beans, … Continue reading

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Day on the Farm

Saturday 6th April was a beautiful sunny day on the Farm at Winfarthing. We even got warm! We are nearly at the end of last years crops and beetroot, parsnips, broccoli and chicory were harvested. Compost heaps were made up … Continue reading

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Work day 7th March

The parts of the field not being planted this year were ploughed and slurried on Thursday although no slurry was applied to the area to the right of the path so we can expand here if needed. Jonah and David … Continue reading

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Farm Work Day February 2nd

There was a very full turnout at the field today. We began by seeing how many DCF members fit into a small caravan – answer about 12. Frances handed out some very good cheese scones and chocolate brownies and hot … Continue reading

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The Year Ahead for DCF

Life on the field at Winfarthing in 2012 was a learning experience and a tough one for the dedicated helpers. We saw and felt for real the challenges that the weather will throw at those who grow our food for … Continue reading

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