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Harehope Quarry

Smallholding

QR composting at Harehope Quarry

There are still a few places on the QR Composting talk this Saturday if you are interested.  The details are below but refreshments are available on arrival from 10.15am or come and enjoy a walk on site beforehand. Quick Return…
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Charcoal

We completed our first charcoal burn of the season yesterday.  The kiln is still cooling but charcoal will be available to buy in the coming week – £5.25 for a large bag and £3.15 for a small bag.  If you…
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Upcoming courses – places still available

Places are still available on the following courses: Introduction to charcoal making Saturday 2 March, 10.00am – 4.00pm Learn the basics of charcoal making – what materials to use, how to load, light and shut down a kiln and what…
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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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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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