Yearly Archives: 2011

Post Christmas Veg Box

In the veg boxes this week… – 1kg potatoes – 500g carrots – 500g parsnips – 1/4 Crown Prince squash – 2 leeks – A wildcard vegetable: for example a bunch of baby beetroot or a bag of spinach or a … Continue reading

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Solstice thoughts

I’ve been composing this post in my mind for weeks. Today, the day after the shortest day and the longest night, seems like a good time to write it down. The solstices are a significant time for me as they … Continue reading

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Christmas veg box

In the Christmas veg box… – 1kg potatoes – half a Crown Prince Squash – 500g Brussels sprouts – 2 leeks – 500g carrots – 500g parsnips

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Third week of December

In the box this week… – 1kg potatoes – 3 leeks – 3 sprout tops – 700g parsnips – 500g carrots – half a Crown Prince squash

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Ray’s Marvellous Manure Mover

Many thanks to Lucy for this wonderful picture of Ray’s Marvellous Manure Mover – new CSA member Ray arrived with this fantastic bike & trailer and proceeded to move lots of muck from next door’s stable yard!  

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Second week of December

This week’s box contains… – Half a Crown Prince squash – 3 leeks – 500g parsnips – 500g carrots  – 1kg potatoes – 500g Brussels sprouts – 3 sprout tops (like mini cabbages)

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End of November, beginning of December… veg box

This week’s veg box contains … – 700g carrots – 1kg potatoes – 350g sprouts – 1 celeraic – 1 sprout top (cook like cabbage) – 2 chillis and a very small green pepper – half a Crown Prince squash … Continue reading

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Acorn Antics! The arrival of the pigs at The Oak Tree

Today was a big day at The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm -the arrival of the first two pigs to be cared for, and utimately eaten by, Acorn Antics – our very own pig club. Richard went to record the … Continue reading

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November’s fourth box

In the box this week… – 1kg potatoes – 1kg carrots – 1 celariac – 2 leeks – 100g salad leaves (Swiss chard, baby spinach and wild rocket) – 1 small red and 1 small butternut squash OR half a … Continue reading

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Muck, Glorious muck

To grow veg we need more organic matter in the soil, and it so happens that right next door there is an excellent source of it in the horses at the stables. They need to get rid of it and … Continue reading

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