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Harehope Quarry Project

Yearly Archive: 2017

Frozen

It has been a very cold week but lovely and bright at times.  There have been some great ice features in the quarry so we thought we would share them with you. The dying salmon had moved so little its fin…
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Frosterley and Stanhope Christmas trees

The Christmas trees for Frosterley and Stanhope have been felled and both will be put up for early December.  The Harehope Quarry Project has taken responsibility for the Frosterley tree for many years now, with support from additional helpers from Frosterley…
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New recruits

Winston the tup and two other ewes joined our small flock of Herdwicks last night.  They seem to have settled in well and Winston was delighted to be part of a larger Herdwick flock!  We’re hoping for lots of lambs…
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Finally!

What a good week!  We have got the main part of the new roof on the straw bale workshop and we have finally just received planning permission approval to extend the workshop and upgrade the wind turbine. This means we…
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Pumpkin celebration

The Pumpkin Pentathlon was a real celebration of autumn.  There were some beautifully carved pumpkins, some fantastically sporty pumpkins and some worthy pentathlon winners.  Ollie won the sportiest looking pumpkin with his aquatic theme, closely followed by Matilda’s ballet shoe…
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Experimental logging!

Following storms over the past few winters there are a lot of fallen trees on the ‘Tip                                      End’ at Harehope Quarry.  The…
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MUD!

This TED talk popped up today and as we’re all interested in alternative construction methods here at Harehope we thought we’d share it with you. Of course, as you’ll see, alternative isn’t that for everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7I5BWW-0c8

Stone Age, Bone Age

Wolsingham Primary School visited last week for a ‘Stone Age, Bone Age’ experience!  Rocks and fossil hunting in the morning with a wealth of fossil corals, crinoids and brachiopods found and then living like Stig of the Dump in the…
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Strange and beautiful

Our volunteer day on Saturday 14th October involved some close observation. Our volunteers were mainly engaged in cutting back Alder which seems to love the quarry environment and recently has almost exploded across parts of the site. The simple task…
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Autumn Volunteer Day

Our autumn volunteer day is coming up on Saturday 14 October.  These days run between 10.00am and 3.30pm and we provide refreshments and a light lunch. Saturday’s session will concentrate on improving access to the site and scrub bashing to maintain…
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