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Harehope Quarry Project

Sustainable living in a natural environment

Self build success

Our first self build course took pace this weekend, run  by architect Duncan Roberts.  The 3-day course provided an introduction for those wanting to build their own house, shed, workshop or even a cabin in the woods. The course introduced…
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Charcoal making

We completed our first charcoal burn of the season last week and both small and large bags of charcoal are now available to buy for £3 and £5 respectively.  The burn produced about 30 bags in total. Trees are routinely…
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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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Re-using!

We had a great time re-using scrap on our children’s art session.  The challenge was to make something creative but useful.  There were planters made from plastic bottles, desk tidies and a range of containers made for storage.  The session…
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A few places remaining

We are running a timber frame self-build course in early June and there are a few places remaining.  The 3-day course teaches a range of timber frame building techniques, how to use tools safely and correctly, marking out, measuring and cutting the…
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What’s coming up?

We have a lot happening in the next few months starting with our children’s art and craft season on Saturday 6 May from 1.00am – 3.30pm.  We will be doing some outdoor activities and then creatively using a variety of recycled…
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Early foraging

The time finally seems right to start some early foraging.  The wild garlic is now well out of the ground and we can replenish our stocks of dried wild garlic to last throughout the year.  It is great to sprinkle…
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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!

Thank you for volunteering!

We had a really successful volunteer day last Saturday.  We did the usual maintenance that is always required this time of year – some of the wooden planks on the balcony were replaced, a shed roof was re-felted, the Frosterley Marble…
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Making the most of the sun

The last few days have been absolutely glorious and enabled us to get on with all sorts of jobs that we put off when he weather is miserable.  WE have also been making the most of the sunshine whilst working…
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