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May Social Evening, Fat Cat Pub

The first Tuesday of the month is our social evening at the Fat Cat pub, Spring Road Ipswich. The Fat Cat is a lovely friendly real ale pub that supplies plates, knives and forks in the week to its customers. … Continue reading

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Tuesday Social at the Fat Cat pub Spring Rd

Great turnout for April’s social meeting, which is our regular opportunity to drink some beer, share food and set the world to rights. Lots of the Community Supported Agriculture members had come up from the World Future Society ‘The Food … Continue reading

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End of March Working Party

Lots to do here, lettuces sown in modules to go into the cold frames. Weeding, and of course spreading our piles of Mushroom compost over the ground to get it working for us and growing lots of veg! It was … Continue reading

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Visit to Norwich CSA

Tierney and Haditha from Norwich CSA (Norwich Farmshare) had invited us along with other interested people to take a look at how Norwich Farmshare were doing things, up in Postwick near the edge of the city. Thanks to Tierney, Christophe, … Continue reading

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Late March Working Party

Glorious sunshine graced us this working party, with plenty to do, inclduing ridging the leeks, hoeing and weeding, and spreading the mushroom compost. The pigs were moved in the morning, onto the old potato field next to the parking zone. … Continue reading

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Our first Eggs from the Chickens

The chickens are settling in nicely now. Our ladies came from the lovely people at The Suffolk Chicken Company , the very helpful and friendly Katie and Tom – many thanks to them for all their advice, and impromptu training … Continue reading

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Chickens return to The Oak Tree

Chickens are back, we went to Bury to fetch these hens, which was a right old game in itself!  Obviously, following in the footsteps of Mrs Beeton, the objective is First Catch Your Hen. They sit there, looking as if … Continue reading

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Mid-March Working Party, Chicken House and Muck

The BBC couldn’t make up its mind about today’s weather. They got it more right last night in that it was going to be wet than they did this morning, when they said it would be okay apart form one … Continue reading

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Great Steaming Piles of Crap

Some of you may be wondering what messy so and so left great big steaming piles all over the path at The Oak Tree. We rented a tipper truck to get a load of crap from Capel St Mary today, … Continue reading

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Tree Planting Day

Many thanks to everyone who came along to our first tree-planting day of 2012. We planted around 100 trees: ash, sweet chestnut and Italian alder. A good day was had by all, and the trees will give us shelter from … Continue reading

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