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Harehope Quarry Project

Smallholding

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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North Pennines Smallholders

I thought some of you might be interested in the North Pennines Smallholders (NPS).  Hare hope Quarry is a member and their events helps us to share information and expertise.  New members are always welcome. The North Pennines Smallholders (NPS)…
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Eggs and the colour test

As many of you will know we do an egg round in Frosterley and sell any surplus eggs at the gate to Harehope Quarry, when we have them.  Having a flock of hens we rarely buy eggs but for some…
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100% sheep’s wool neck buff

The Herdwick sheep we introduced earlier this turned out to be great characters and have done a good job of grazing the field.  However, our lack of experience shows now we have come to shear them.  Initially an attempt was…
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Time of abundance

Finally all the hard work in the allotment earlier in the year is starting to pay off.  Salad, courgettes, peppers, peas and beans are all being picked and the tomatoes and cucumbers are beginning to show promise. In the orchard…
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More newcomers

Just over three weeks ago we put eighteen Wellsummer eggs into the incubator and last weekend they began to hatch.  Unfortunately we only managed to hatch five out of the eighteen.  We had a broody hen to hand and persuaded her…
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Our first lamb

A little earlier than expected but this is our first lamb.  A beautiful black Herdwick.  We don’t think the others are due until may so it may be a little lonely for a while!

New recruits expected – archive

07th Apr 2009 The pitter-patter of tiny trotters will hopefully be heard at Harehope Quarry by the end of April, as part of the Quarry’s smallholding activities. Miss Piggy or ‘Betsy’ or ‘Ginger Spice’, depending on who is talking to…
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Growing with schools – archive

With help from a Northern Green Networks grant we can now offer growing activities with schools. The grant has helped to develop an area for growing, put in a summerhouse to work from and bought tools and resources to start…
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