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Spring has finally sprung

After what seems like a very long winter spring has finally sprung.  We could almost see the leaves coming out on the Alder this weekend and the catkins on the goat willow have been wonderful.

Still moving forward

Our refurbishment of the classroom in the quarry is moving forward and we can at least now start to put things back together.  It seemed like a very long session  of pulling apart!  The new compost loos are now ready…
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Events this year

We have just added our events for this year to the website.  The first event is not until August so we can continue to refurbish the classroom.  However, events will include a children’s art day in the summer holidays, teachers’…
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Making progress

The refurbishment work the classroom and the workshop is coming along.  Work has begun on the eaves of the workshop after a volunteer session at the weekend and we will be continuing the work over the next few weekends. We…
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And now the fun begins!

You will have seen from earlier posts that we received planning permission approval back in November to extend the workshop and upgrade the wind turbine in the quarry.  We are just starting to make progress on this now.  We hope…
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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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