Guest blog from Hannah on the orchard ground works

We had a brilliantly productive day on the farm on Sunday making way for the orchard.

Adults and kids alike attacked “the mound” of earth in front of the Byre. Together, we got rid of weeds, rocks and rubble ready for Paul to come in with his bulldozer to flatten it all out. It’s the best exercise I’ve had for ages  and everyone had a real sense of achievement at the end of the day as we reviewed our progress. This is what it’s all about; community and the knowledge that we’re working towards something extraordinary.

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This really is a family project and the kids had an amazing day helping out and playing. Who needs a beach when you’ve a ton of mud to play in and make exciting discoveries? From big fat juicy worms, to millipedes, to exotic looking rocks, the kids had so much fun.

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I love the fact that nothing is wasted; the smaller stones found by the kids are going to be used for the car park and the larger stones have been set aside for other projects.

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Now we can look forward to the ceremonial planting of the fruit trees!

Note from the editor – the fruit trees have arrived and will be planted this weekend.

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