Archive | November, 2014

Our Tudors 2014

So many brilliant moments in our 2014 season and so many happy times.

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Fabulous Fungi

Fascinating fungi have been popping up all over the farm in the last few weeks.  Delicate almost fairy-like ones pushing through the soil and bulbous bubbling ones bursting forth from rotting wood. In Shakespeare’s time, fungi were viewed with suspicion.  However they were so frequently eaten that old herbals offered remedies against a surfeit of […]

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Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins – no not the rock band! We have been busy composting all our greens and browns all season and this doesn’t stop when we’re closed. Here is our latest winnrow or compost heap, replete with a lovely salat of leftover pumpkin nestled on a bed of fresh nettles.

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Rebuilding The Bread Oven

So while we are closed to the public till March 2015, lots of maintenance and prep work for the new season continues apace. One important job is the complete rebuilding of the bread oven which had several running patch repairs done on it this season past.  

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Mary Arden’s Farm – New Butterfly Bank 2014

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Mary Arden’s Farm All Hallows Soul Cakes 2014

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Fire Welding At Mary Arden’s Farm

Fire welding is the joining of two surfaces of metal into one continuous piece. Each piece of metal is heated in a forge until the surface becomes molten (usually 1000 deg.C for mild steel). They are brought into contact and lightly hammered on an anvil, thus fusing into one.

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Mary Arden’s Farm Geese 2014

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